Naess Commits to West Point

Nolan Naess. Photo courtesy of Laguna Athletics

Senior basketball standout Nolan Naess announced last week that he will attend the U.S. Military Academy and play for the Black Knights next season. Army West Point is a member of the Patriot League that includes the U.S. Naval Academy, Colgate, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Lehigh, and Lafayette among league members. The school has a basketball tradition with Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski among their more successful coaching alumni.

Naess has been a three-time first team all-league selection and was the Sunset Wave League MVP last season and a second team All-Orange County pick. This year the Breakers will be in the Sunset Surf League with Newport Harbor, Los Alamitos, and Edison, a much tougher slate than Laguna Basketball has usually faced. Nolan enters his last season ranked fourth in Laguna career scoring, ninth in rebounds, and 18th in three-point baskets. Laguna is 59-28 in Naess’s three seasons on the Breakers.

High School Basketball will be a spring sport during this COVID-affected sports season with the 87th edition of Laguna Basketball opening in mid-March 2021 and the playoffs starting the last week of May.

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