Three area players secure WSL awards
Sean Flohr was the player to watch on the basketball court this season. Now he has the hardware to prove it.
The coaches of the Western Slope League, who watched the Glenwood Springs High School junior shred their defenses in the just-concluded 2003-04 season, voted Flohr the Class 4A, Western Slope League Player of the Year.
It’s quite an accomplishment for a player whose team finished the league campaign with a sub-.500 record and in sixth place.
“It’s a real tribute by the coaches of this league to pick the kid,” said Glenwood first-year coach Kevin Flohr, who is also Sean’s father. “Usually the player of the year comes from the team that won the league championship.”
Individually, Sean Flohr was the champ on the floor.
This season, the Demon sharpshooter ended the year as the third-leading scorer in 4A with a 23.6 points per game average and as one of the top players state-wide in three-point field goals and shooting accuracy.
Flohr’s best solo effort was a 40-point performance on Jan. 31 against Palisade at Glenwood’s Chavez-Spencer gymnasium.
In February, Flohr scored 39 points in a 53-44 win over Battle Mountain and lit up Steamboat Springs for 32 on Valentine’s Day.
“It was a great feeling” to win player of the year honors, Flohr said. But he feels there’s a lot of work to do this year, on his basketball abilities.
“I played baseball last spring. I’m not doing that this year,” he noted. “I’m just going to concentrate on playing basketball.”
Along with increased work in the weight room, Sean Flohr said he plans to focus on footwork and speed to be “more explosive and have more power.”
“That way I can take it to the rack any time and against anybody we play,” he explained.
And with Sean’s commitment to the game, Kevin Flohr said he’ll reach the goals his son has set for himself.
“He’s an amazing kid. He’s a very passionate person and will stay at it. Sean works hard and has the personality to be the best,” Kevin Flohr said.
“Once he decides on his own to do something, he does it well.”
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