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The “trifecta” is completed: Mikkel Rawdon reaches 1,000 points

Sophia Bietz
SHARP SHOOTER. Captain Mikkel Rawdon prepares to pass during a game at the Target Center. Rawdon has tallied a high number of points during his two years playing for varsity.

POINTS PER GAME. Even though Rawdon has only been on varsity for two years, he has already become the top scorer on the team.

“Trifecta,” senior Mikkel Rawdon captioned his Instagram post concluding last year’s basketball season. The “trifecta” consisted of Rawdon and fellow 2024 basketball captains Tysen Hayes and Ethan Carter.

This winter, all members of the trifecta have hit a milestone accomplishment: 1000 varsity career points. What makes Rawdon’s accomplishment unique is his relatively short tenure on varsity compared to other standout players.

“It is only my second year on varsity, so it feels like a pretty big accomplishment,” Rawdon said.

While on varsity, Rawdon has still been consistently improving. In his junior season, he averaged 18 points per game, and this season, he has averaged almost 22, making him the highest scorer on the Boys Varsity Basketball team. He also concluded his junior season with an All-Conference Honorable Mention.

“It’s been really fun to watch,” the team manager, Drew Barker, said of Rawdon’s rapid improvement on the court.

When asked how he is able to score so many points, Rawdon shrugged.

It’s really all my teammates, I don’t do anything on my own. I just catch the ball and score.

— Mikkel Rawdon

“It’s really all my teammates, I don’t do anything on my own. I just catch the ball and score,” he said.

Rawdon credits his point-scoring success to something the team has dubbed the “Mikkel Cut.” While not a formal play, it is a signature pass that often lands the ball in the net.

“They call it the Mikkel Cut,” Rawdon said, “You cut under the basket, you get the ball, and you lay it up.”

Rawdon’s 1000th point was also a layup.

“We were playing Highland Park at Highland, and it was the start of the second half and Highland was going on a run—so it was kind of a bad part to hit it because no one was celebrating,” Rawdon said.

Despite the less-than-ideal moment, Rawdon and his teammates rallied to celebrate.

“In the moment they called a timeout and my team and coaches congratulated me. After, we got some food and celebrated at the hockey game.”

Boys Varsity Basketball will play the section quarterfinal at home on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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Siri Pattison
Siri Pattison, Opinions editor
My name is Siri Pattison (she/her). I’m the Opinions editor for The Rubicon Online. At school, I’m involved in the Antiracist Group, Student Activities Committee, and running sports. I love to camp and spend time in the natural world. I can be reached at [email protected].
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Sophia Bietz, AEIC, Ibid Yearbook
Hi! My name is Sophia Bietz (she/her). I’m the Assistant Editor in Chief for Ibid Yearbook and this is my second year on staff. At school, I’m part of the SPARKS Swim & Dive team and play bass in the orchestra. Outside of school, I love to hang out with friends and family, and listen to music. You can reach me at [email protected].

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