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Virsatile Virtuoso: The Dynamic Wing Crafty Scorer and Block Party Specialist


Landon KidwellTwitter: @landonkidwell34 I nstagram: Landon_Kidwell34 , Southwestern High School (Hanover, IN)

6'6” 208lbs.

c/o 25

 

Kidwell is an imposing low post, space eater, with the size and length to terrorize defenders down low with fierce footwork, timing and crafty finishes. He uses his versatility to move well off the ball, and either drain a three, or hit a pick and roll cutting hard to the basket. Over the last few years, he has really improved his mid-range and 3pt shooting, to allow him to battle in the post, or pop out and block shots. He shot 69% with his FG shooting last season. Landon's greatest strengths are his offensive post move, as well as having a high defensive IQ, which allows him to be a great rim protector. His 56 Blocks last season, landed him amongst the top 20 in the state.

 

This past season Landon averaged 11.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting , FG% 69%, FT% 81%. Those stats earned him All JCIT Tournament Team and All Conference. He led the conference in FG% and 2nd in FT% for the 23-24 season, and was named All State Honorable Mention. He holds the

all-time single season school record with 56 blocks (Top 20 in Indiana, Top 5 in 2A)

 

Knowing his team lost in sectionals in back to back seasons, he is a man on a mission this season. He badly wants to cut down the net after winning the sectional championship this season. This being Landon's senior year, it means even more to him than ever. He knows that there is no tomorrow. It is now or never. As a team Captain, he knows that he has to lead the younger players and do whatever he can to help them win a championship.  

 

Receiving an All-State honorable mention really boosted Landon's confidence. It showed him that all his hard work is starting to pay off. It is also pushing Landon to now take his game to the next level and receive All State honors. Winning a sectional championship for the first time in school history, means the world to him.  He wants to not only win sectional, but go even further, fighting for a state championship. He plans to average a double-double in points and rebounds, each game. Lastly, he wants to grow as much as possible, both on and off the court. He wants to set an example for his entire team, showing that hard work pays off on the court and in the classroom. Kidwell plays with a major chip on his shoulder. He isn’t cocky, but extremely confident. He wants to contribute in any way possible to help his team win, whether it be points, rebounds, blocks, assists and even screens. He wants to show all the people who have overlooked him or doubted him, to see how wrong they were.


Knowing he has played against and done well against some of the best players in the state, in both high school and AAU, he will never back down from anyone on the court, not even against players much larger than him.  This kid is going to go out there and leave everything he has on the court. When asked what a coach can expect from him, he said “A relentless work ethic. I wasn’t born with natural God given ability.  Everything I’ve accomplished has been through hard work and perseverance. I have the ability to quickly learn and pick up new things.”  He lives in the weight and the gym, and he can always be found studying game film. Right now, Landon  sees himself in a NAIA or D3 level, however he knows that if continues to work hard, anything is possible. My personal assessment is Landon is a strong D2 talent at this point, and could reach D1 if he continues to elevate his skills and continue to never settle for just being “good” but strive to be “great.” Buckle up for a breakout season y'all. 


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