Marlatt is area’s boys basketball player of the year

Chris Dobrowolski

REGION — A knee injury cost Ellsworth’s Atlas Marlatt the entirety of his junior season.

Marlatt’s return to the court for his final campaign in a Lancers uniform this year wasn’t just a bounce back for the Ellsworth point guard as he proved to be better than ever.

The Lancers had a lot of key components to their 16-5 season and 13-0 undefeated run through the Northern Lakes Conference, but none was more important than Marlatt, who was the heartbeat in the Lancers’ attack and on virtually every night was the best player on the floor.

Besides being the top player in the Northern Lakes Conference, Marlatt was the best the area had to offer. His quickness with the ball, his good handle and an ability to score from anywhere on the floor made him the choice as the Review’s All-Area boys basketball player of the year.


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