This weekend at the Elks Tournament there will be a small ceremony to honor former VHS basketball player Carl Arts. Named 2003-04 Alaska 3A Player of the Year after leading Valdez High to a 28-0 record and its second state title in three years averaged 17.1 points (60% FG, 80% FT, 35.5% 3FG), 7.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a senior, improving scoring average to 22.3 in the state tournament. Arts who graduated from VHS in 2004, went on to play for UAA for four years. During that time Arts went on to become the Seawolves 3rd All-Time Leading Scorer (1,544) and Rebounder (762) and finished in the UAA Top 20 in 18 statistical categories, including 5th in 3FG% (.439), 5th in blocks (70), 10th in FT% (.824), 4th in FT made (277), 6th in double-doubles (16), tied for 2nd in games played (121) and tied for 4th in games started (90). The two time team MVP also became fifth and sixth Seawolves ever to play on three straight NCAA Tournament teams … two-time Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team; twice led event in rebounding (2006 & ’07). The Ceremony will be on Saturday before the start of the Championship games with Carl Arts in attendance.
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