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High-scoring player offers summer basketball workshop

by Brandon Hansen / For The Leader
| March 16, 2023 12:00 AM

A talented former professional basketball player will be at Linderman Gym July 10-12. Robert Kreps, best known for his play at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will offer two three-hour Polson workshops for incoming Pirate 9th-12th graders.

Nicknamed Robo, Kreps scored a school-record 1,731 points at Maroa-Forsyth High School, including 27 in a 2007 Class A state championship game victory. As a senior, he averaged 23.9 points per game, finishing second to Derrick Rose for Illinois, Mr. Basketball. Kreps was a first-team AP and IBCA all-state selection.

He went on to play at the University of Illinois-Chicago, scoring over 1,594 points, dishing 533 assists, and hitting 230 three-pointers. He was team captain as a junior and senior.

Kreps would go on to play overseas and has since turned to training youth, high school, college, and professional players.

The high school girls' workshop will go from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The boys' workshop will go from 1-4 p.m.

Those looking to sign up can email for more info or text 406-480-9877.

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