GENOA — Genoa-Kingston boys basketball coach Ethan Franklin remembers the moment that he realized Nate Nesler could have a special senior season.
With the Cogs' travel squad playing in Madison, Wisconsin this summer against an AAU squad from Milwaukee, Franklin, a first-year coach, was witness to Nesler looking as good if not better than a stacked and talented team opposite his team.
"We (had) five Division I players going against us from Milwaukee and he’s the one that’s shining on the floor," Franklin said. I saw it the whole way through and in the summer (his skill) really heightened. In the season, even when people’s gameplan (was) to stop Nate, he was still able to go off."