Doing the unthinkable
Pacelli sophomore Jaydon Awe recorded a quintuple-double during the Cardinals’ game vs. Rosholt on Jan. 20.
By Jacob Heid
STEVENS POINT – Everyone has heard of the triple-double.
Even though it’s rare you see it at the high school level, top players still tend to throw out impressive stat lines.
Awe took it a few steps further. The 6-7 second-year player recorded 18 points, 13 rebounds, 11 steals, ten assists and ten blocked shots in a CWC-South matchup vs. Rosholt.
Awe made capturing the unthinkable quintuple-double look easy.
Being able to put up numbers like that is impressive at any age, let alone being a sophomore in high school. Pacelli coach John Schurk thought of one thing once he saw what his star player accomplished.
“My first reaction was just his development. Even if you take [Rosholt’s] game, you take the Springs game on Saturday or even the games before that, his development in every single game has been pretty impressive,” he said. “Not even just skill-wise, as much as within the team.”
Awe never knew the official stat line until someone on the coaching staff confronted him about it.
“At first, after the game, I didn’t even know about the quintuple-double until my coach came up to me and was like, ‘you made history,’” Awe stated. “I was just in shock. I mean, I love to see that stat line. The game was fun to play, just an overall excitement.”
Pacelli likes to play through the big man in most games, but Awe fills different roles when needed. But Schurk said he still cares about putting up numbers.
“He’s a high school boy. They all care about stats,” Schurk said jokingly. “He’s got a desire to play at the next level, so there’s always a thought in his head. He wants stats, but at the same time, he has more of a desire to win, and he knows what he needs to do to get there.”
The sophomore put what Schurk said into his own words. He focuses on team needs but attacks games with the same mindset.
“I just like to take care of what the team needs. I like to think I can do it all, be able to do whatever the team needs me to do,” Awe explained. “If they need me to score, I’ll score. If they need me to grab boards, I’ll grab boards. [The expectation] for myself is to keep doing what I’m doing. I’d love to continue to put up big numbers, but most of all, I just want to win.”
Awe’s leap to his second season has him averaging 17.6 points per game and 17.6 rebounds. He is also near five blocks per game and dishes out three assists per contest.