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BK Outstanding Student Athlete: Penn's Drew Lutz

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The first job Drew Lutz ever had for the Penn basketball team began in his sixth grade year, he was in charge of the statistics.

"I was kind of doing the clock and calling things out. My friend Drew Schneider was in charge of clicking it all in."

Lutz has gone from filling in the stat sheet to filling it up.

The senior point guard had a big weekend scoring 39 points, while tallying six assists and five steals in a win over Adams on Friday and followed it up with a 15 point, six assists performance in a victory over Number 15 Valparaiso on Saturday.

Behind Lutz the Kingsmen are 8-2 ranked 14th in Class 4A.

"Truly he's made himself one of the best, if not the best, point guard in the state of Indiana. When you look at the way he handles the ball, when you look at his scoring ability as well, and the fact that he's an excellent defender. He has really brought a new surge of confidence to our team."

"I guess at the beginning of the year I put a little pressure on myself, knowing that we wanted to be really good this year," said Lutz. "But now I'm just out there having fun and I'm really enjoying it. I'm always trying to improve and get better. I've been putting a lot of work into this game, so it's exciting to see it paying off. I just love being a leader out there and coaching my team."

That passion for leadership made his college decision a no brainer. Drew plans to head to Bethel where he plans to major in communications with the hopes of one day becoming a basketball coach.

"I wanted to be around a good culture, I just love the culture they have around there with that team."

We asked him if he was aware of the Drews and the Light foots.

He replied, "Yeah, I was and I feel like Coach Mike Lightfoot can give me some great connections to college coaches as well."

"I think he's going to have a great finish to his career here, he's going to have a great four years at Bethel and then he'll be an excellent high school or college basketball coach."

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