Local product Ryan Claflin was recognized recently for his stellar senior season at Southern Door High School just up the road from the UW-Green Bay campus.
The 6’6” wing was named the Packerland Conference Player of the Year after averaging 22.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game this season for the Eagles. He also shot 39.7% (52/131) from behind the arc and is an 80% free throw shooter.
He reached double figures in scoring in all but one of his team’s 24 games this season and surpassed the 30 point mark on four different occasions.
Claflin led Southern Door to a 17-7 overall record including 14-2 in the Packerland conference. The Eagles won a share of the conference title for the sixth straight season, sharing the crown with Kewaunee this season. Unfortunately their season came to an end on Saturday night in the WIAA Division 4 regional finals in a heartbreaking 60-59 loss to Kohler.
In addition to being named conference Player of the Year and a unanimous first team all-conference selection, Claflin was also recently named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association’s First Team All-State in Division 4.
He committed to Green Bay this past October joining fellow high school prospect Jacob Jones (Jeffersonville, IN) and a trio of junior college prospects: Leon Ayers, Blayton Williams, and Paris Taylor to round out Green Bay’s 2020 recruiting class. They will replace the outgoing senior class of Kameron Hankerson, Cody Schwartz, JayQuan McCloud, and Josh McNair.
With the Phoenix over the 13-scholarship limit, Claflin will redshirt next season as a walk-on and then will be on scholarship for the following four seasons.
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