It’s been quite a ride for Butte’s Kaven Noctor.
The 11-year-old placed third at the Northwest Central Region 2 Hoop Shoot Semi-Final, which was March 2 in Rapid City, S.D. Noctor rebounded from a rough start, making 17 of his last 20 free throws to bring home a trophy. He ended with 18 of 25.
Noctor plays for the West Elementary fifth-grade boys’ basketball team, which is coached by Gary Burt. He also plays on the “Butte Boys” traveling league team coached by Keith Ogolin.
He won an area shoot before winning the state title. Noctor still has two years left to compete in the Elks Hoop Shoot, so his ride is only just beginning.