After spending his senior year commanding the court and succeeding in the classroom, Nolensville’s former senior basketball standout Nate Bloedorn earns our 2019 Male Athlete of the Year honors for the school.
Bloedorn saw his Knights squad win its first district and second-straight region title this winter, and saw himself recognized as the All-District Tournament MVP after the team toppled Marshall Co. for the 12-AA crown.
He repeated those MVP honors in the region tournament.
Bloedorn was also the school’s first 1,000-point scorer, a mark he achieved earlier in the season.
“He probably has some of the best footwork and hands that I’ve seen from a big kid,” former Nolensville basketball coach Wes Lambert said of Bloedorn in a feature. “When you’re basically the biggest kid on the court every time, you play you’re going to get doubled or triple-teamed, and he’s able to find the open man every single time.”
He also scored a 33 on his ACT and held a 4.7 GPA in the classroom going into the season.
“I’ve always wanted to get good grades and challenge myself in school,” Bloedorn said in the feature.
Bloedorn says he plans to pursue engineering and will play collegiate basketball at Washington University.
Photo by Whitney Jarreld.