Rising Stars Athlete Signs with Haskell University
Hayward Wis - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Class of 2021 graduate, and Rising Stars Basketball Standout, Tyson Radermacher signs with Haskell Indian Nations University.
An NAIA member institution since the fall of 1999, Haskell Indian Nations University currently serves as the only four year intercollegiate athletic program in the nation whereby all scholar-athletes represent diverse American Indian and Alaska Native nations. Haskell University participates in the Continental Athletic Conference.
Radermacher finished his Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School athletic career as the all-time leader in points, steals, and assists, and led the Migiziwag to the first home-opener in the WIAA regionals school history. Radermacher finishes with an unofficial 817 total points across 52 games and a career 15.7 ppg scorer and a game high of 38 points.
Radermacher was a standout for the Rising Stars Basketball 17U Boys team. The 17U Boys team under Radermacher's captain leadership went 9-2 against some formidable powerhouse clubs and numerous athletes that committed to Division 1 and Division 2 schools on scholarship.
Radermacher did not receive any offers coming out of high school, but was a local stand-out on any level. Tyson took a year to attend local community college at the LCO Ojibwe Community College (Now, LCO Ojibwe University) to get some college credits, work construction, and coach middle school basketball. During this time, Tyson dialed in his training regimen with daily basketball workouts, and put on roughly 25 lbs to his frame, and increased his athleticism.
Radermacher spoke with Rising Stars Basketball Club Director, Curtis DeCora, and answered three questions for the readers, and members.
Question 1: Now that youre a big time NAIA D1 athlete... What is the #1 thing you would tell younger boys and girls to focus on to play at the next level?
Tyson Radermacher: I would Defintely say just persevere through the hard times and just to keep working. Don’t let anybody limit you or tel ya what ur capable of
Question 2: How important are academics in the journey to becoming a college athlete?
Tyson Radermacher: Very important. Teaches you all about discipline and developing a routine. Student comes before athlete
Question 3: What role did Rising Stars play in your journey?
Tyson Radermacher: It definitely played a big part, I learned a lot of things from my personal mistakes during tournaments and improved my game a lot in a small amount of time. I do wish I had that opportunity to play starting with 12U like the younger boys do.
Looking Back on Radermacher's Journey
Tyson was an athlete from 3rd grade participating in the Lakeland East Saturday League. Tyson started working with Coach DeCora in 6th grade while participating in the Great Northwest Basketball League. DeCora and Radermacher reconnected in 2020 when the formation of Rising Stars Basketball was taking place. Radermacher approached DeCora to create a 17U team with the athletes from Hayward and Lac Courte Oreilles. In 2021, DeCora put together the 17U Boys team with Radermacher and joined forced with athletes from Lac Courte Oreilles, Hayward, South Shore, and Hurley.
Over the next 18 months, Radermacher worked directly with DeCora in daily skill development workouts focusing on becoming a college-level scoring combo guard. The time span included multiple 3-on-3 tournaments, 5-on-5 tournaments, late night workouts, early morning workouts, and 500 make workouts - to name a few.
Today, Radermacher is a role-model to many of the Rising Stars Basketball athletes who look up to him for his work ethic, selflessness, encouragement. Radermacher is also a role-model to all of the Native American athletes in small towns that have hopes to play at the next level.
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