With last basketball season having been in doubt at times, programs are thankful to have got a season in at all. But at Southern Door they have extra to be thankful for. On top of being the class of the Packerland Conference for the last several years in boys hoops, the Eagles will have a representative in 2021’s WBCA All-Star game on July 15th.
Alex Daoust, a senior who averaged 19.6 points per game last season and shot 55% from the field, will be taking the court one last time in his preps career for the game. When Daoust entered the high school’s program as a Freshman, he didn’t expect to be selected as an All-Star. Now heading to the Summer game, he notes that while the Packerland conference does have good competition, the level at the WBCA game will elevate.
The senior knows it wasn’t easy to get to this point, and said it is awesome to see the off-season work pay off. Daoust had a special 20-21 season, but also takes pride in the special program he’s part of. He called being part of the Eagles program an awesome experience, and mentioned the rarity of their seven year run as Packerland Conference Champions. The all-star also shows gratitude for the family atmosphere that Southern Door Basketball has created.
His coach, Josh VandenBush also recognized the hard work that comes with the selection. VandenBush also alluded to the grooming process at Southern Door, recognizing that Daoust had to wait his turn. Though the head coach knew Daoust prepared for when his name was called on.
Soon transitioning to life after high school, Daoust isn’t set on what path he will take. His top two options include extending his Basketball career at Lakeland University. He isn’t sure what he would study there yet, but if he chooses not to be a Muskie, his other option is to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to go into a trade such as gas utilities.