Ripon's Sabin ready to take game to next level
KAUKAUNA - Five weeks after his last collegiate game, former Ripon basketball star Ty Sabin is back on the court. delivering the goods for Christiano's Pizza at the 49th Annual Holy Cross Men's Open.
"It's fun to finally get out there and play again in the off-season," Sabin said. "There isn't always a lot to do, so it's fun to get after it a little bit."
After a record setting four-year career, the Red Hawks all-time leading scorer is ready to make a little dough as a professional basketball player.
"I never put a ceiling on anything, so I don't really have a goal," Sabin said. "Just looking for the best opportunity for me."
The New Berlin, Wisconsin native hopes he'll at least get a tryout with his hometown Bucks after the season.
"That's something we've been trying to do," Sabin said. "Hopefully it will happen, we'll see, but it would be pretty fun if it did."
When you're a Division III talent, being realistic comes with the territory and Sabin knows his opportunity lively comes overseas.
"I think one of the places we've been talking about is Spain because of the high competition levels," Sabin said. "That would be one of my goals."
This season, the First Team All-American led the nation at almost 31 points per game, now the question is how will that translate to the college level?
"I've been working on the NBA 3-pointer which has been frustrating," Sabin said. "Coach has been putting lines on the floor to work on it."
In college, No. 12 was no stranger to stepping back and hitting deep shots, so maybe it won't be as hard as it looks.
"I've already been working on it so that's a good start," Sabin said. "Never afraid to shoot a deep 3-pointer. I'm also working on strength and everything because I'm not getting taller so I have to get bigger and stronger."
A small school talent giving fans another taste of a big future.