Rising senior Spencer Warborg adapted to being a role player on the Rochelle Township High School varsity basketball team this past season. While his minutes were limited, Warborg made a positive impact on the Hubs through his defense, hustle and occasional shooting.
Warborg will be looking to expand his role next season, however, and the Hubs will need the second-year varsity guard to step up after losing three starters from their 2019-20 roster including All-Conference honorees Landan Martin and Austin Brown. Warborg said he’s already working hard to smoothen out his shooting stroke and become more consistent from deep.
“I thought my junior season went really well,” Warborg said. “I thought I defended well, boxed out well and did the little things the team needed. The main thing I have worked on this summer is my 3-point shot. I didn’t shoot the ball as well as I wanted to last season, but I have been working to quicken up my shot and shoot the ball at a more consistent rate… When I look back on my basketball career, I want to be able to say I didn’t hold anything back and I played every game to the best of my abilities. My main goal is to help us win a regional title.”
An Academic All-Conference honoree this past season, Warborg provided backcourt depth for a Rochelle squad that won 20 games and reached the IHSA 3A Regional Finals. While the Hubs fell a few points short of their regional title aspirations, Warborg said and his teammates are laser-focused and ready to grind every day to bring home a regional championship next season.
“We were one of the toughest teams in the area as the season went along,” Warborg said. “We came up one game short, but we made a great run and I’m proud of what we accomplished. It was an unforgettable season, and our goal is to make it back to the regional championship game next year. Losing the championship game really hurt, and we’re using that loss as fuel for next season. We want to get back to that game and bring a regional championship home.”