Hinsdale Central junior Peter Blust believes it would be foolish to complain about his role on the team this season.
The 6-foot-7 forward is coming off the bench behind standout big men Matt Rafferty and George Kiernan.
“This is a learning year,” Blust said. “I’m learning from two great Division I players in (Rafferty) and George Kiernan, so I have no problem with it at all. Those two have taught me everything on and off the court. They have taught me how to be a leader and how to play hard.”
Nine games into the season, Copper is the Sky’s leading scorer averaging 18 points per game, 5.4 rebounds and two assists.
Brother Rice senior Cole Van Assen, a Purdue recruit, allowed just two hits while striking out nine and walking four.
Stroman acknowledges his routine isn’t for everyone.
In a corresponding move, the Cubs optioned infielder Miles Mastrobuoni to Triple-A.
“I have the opportunity to be counted on more from a leadership standpoint, and I’m ready for that,” Stevens said.