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Windholz inks with Barton

Published on -4/23/2014, 10:24 AM

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By AUSTIN COLBERT

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The out of control pace at which Hays High School senior Jordan Windholz plays basketball often infuriated Indians' coach Rick Keltner. But as often as Windholz would do something to draw Keltner's ire, he would also do something unbelievable and played with a fearless fervor that was a joy to watch.

"He makes things happen. Sometimes he drove me crazy, but I just wanted to hug him after every game because I knew he was going to give it all he had," Keltner said. "He hit so many big shots for us and was not afraid to take big shots in his career."

And his playing career could be far from over, as Windholz signed to play basketball next season at Barton Community College on Tuesday in the HHS cafeteria.

Windholz often was the spark plug for Hays High this season, which saw the Indians win a school-record 23 games and finish fourth in the Class 5A state tournament in Topeka. The senior guard's 13.6 points per game was second to only junior Brady Werth's 15.1, and his 55 made 3-pointers was a team best.

He chose Barton over Colby Community College and Garden City Community College, among others.

"Their coach showed me a couple of their films they sent to me and I liked their style of play. They do a lot of pick and roll screens, a lot of shooting. I like that," Windholz said. "Just when I went to Barton, I loved everything about it."

Windholz's signing comes a little more than a year after a major knee injury caused him to miss the final seven games of his junior season, including the Indians' state tournament quarterfinal game, a season-ending loss to Lansing. Windholz also missed all of the spring track and field season in 2013 and the first part of the fall soccer season.

Then he returned in full force for basketball and was a major component of the Indians' record-setting season.

"Jordan is just an amazing kid. He has just made me so proud. He never gave up and I just knew one day he would be back and doing what he loves to do," said Melissa Windholz, Jordan's mother. "First time I saw him back on the court I cried knowing how last year ended. And to actually see him out there doing what he loved, it just makes you smile."

Windholz seriously considered playing soccer or competing in track at the collegiate level, but with the success of the Indians' basketball season this winter, the decision was made that much easier.

A decision he finalized Tuesday by signing his National Letter of Intent.

"I actually thought there for a second I might play soccer or track. But I just fell in love with basketball," Windholz said. "I'm really blessed. I'm going to put in a lot of the work, the hours, and hopefully they call my shot. I'm planning to play next year. I've just got to keep working hard."

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