Franti led D5 in 3-point shooting

Gillett senior competed in WIAA challenge at Kohl Center in Madison
NEW Media Staff

Gillett High School senior Aydin Franti was the No. 1 3-point shooter in the Division 5 this season, which earned him a spot in the 2024 WIAA Boys 3-Point Challenge on March 16 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

At the event, he sunk 11 of 25 in the first round and did not advance to the semifinals.

During the season, Franti completed 45 of 94 3-point attempts for a 47.9% success rate. Coming in at No. 2 was Heath Poppy of Shullsburg, who completed 69 of 146 for 47.3%.

Ten participants were selected for the event based on information entered by coaches into the database. The top two 3-point shooters (with a minimum 75 attempts) from each division were chosen to participate.

Each player shot five balls from the same five points on the court.

Other area players qualified for the top 10 in their respective divisions but were not high enough to make it to the 3-point challenge.

In Division 3, Pulaski’s Colin Schultz, a junior, was ranked sixth, completing 63 out of 143 attempts for a 44.1% completion rate.

In Division 4, Bonduel freshman Quinn Wesenberg was eighth and made 33 out of 77 for 42.9%.

In addition to Franti being No. 1, a pair of other Gillett players were in the top 10.

Senior Ben Matczak completed 53 of 116 for 44.8% to earn the No. 3 spot. At No. 5 was junior Jesse DeBauch, who made 36 out of 83 for 43.4%.