Vraa reaches 1,000 career pointsRosemount boys basketball player Zach Vraa surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his varsity career on Tuesday night.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Rosemount boys basketball player Zach Vraa surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his varsity career on Tuesday night.
Vraa finished with nine points in Tuesday’s game at Chanhassen, making him the fifth player in school history to reach the coveted mark. Irish coach Bryan Schnettler believes Vraa’s accomplishment has been one of the toughest.
“The most impressive thing is he scored 1,000 points in just two years,” Schnettler said. “He didn’t play a full sophomore year and didn’t play as a freshman. It’s easier if you play three or four years and play a lot of minutes, but he’s basically done it in two years. He’s a very talented kid and he works to be a good basketball player. Those two things have done well for him.”
Kyle Marxhausen is the school’s all-time leader with 1,347 points. Josh Cherry finished with 1,321.
Andrew Brommer and Mark Wieloch were the last players to reach the mark when both were seniors in 2007.
Having Vraa on board this year has been an important key in Schnettler’s first season as coach.
“I got to coach him last year as an assistant and we formed a great relationship,” Schnettler said. “It’s continued this year. Obviously he’s a great talent. To have a guy like him that works hard like he does is great for me. Hopefully the younger kids learn from him.”
Earlier this month, Vraa signed a letter of intent to play football at North Dakota State after a standout career on the football field for the Irish. Vraa was named Minnesota’s Mr. Football award winner this past season.