Candon Rusin isn’t your typical Vermont basketball player.
For starters, he scored 2,000 points in his high school career with only three of those four years spent at local Twin Valley high school. Scoring 1,000 in four years of lax Vermont competition is widely celebrated across the Green Mountain state.
Rather than embracing the ginormous fish in a small pond mentality, the Wilmington resident took his abilities to North Carolina for his senior season where he accomplished the 2,000 point milestone. From there, he was recruited to play at Marist Academy in Poughkeepsie New York.
As a first-year Rusin led the team in scoring and impressed with his shooting stroke, knocking down 43 percent of his shots from downtown. Despite his individual success the team saw little in the win-loss department and his journey came full circle when he enrolled at the University.
When asked how he enjoyed first two years at Marist, Candon responded,