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Athlete of the Week: Bellevue West’s Taryn Wharton

Published: Jan. 28, 2021 at 11:13 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Bellevue West girls basketball is making a push with the state tournament on the way. The T-Birds are led by Taryn Wharton and considering the commitment made it should not be a surprise. Taryn and her dad made frequent trips to the Bellevue West gym in the summer. We’re talking three or four times a week and 500 shots a session.

It has helped Taryn become a more complete player on the offensive end, previously she looked for layups and three-pointers but now she has a mid-range jumper too.

Taryn is a junior and playing varsity basketball for a third year, she’s also averaging more than 20 points per game. Which is five more points than she did as a sophomore. Wharton will continue to play in college, she committed to Northern Iowa close to the beginning of the school year.

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