Blue Ridge, Senior
Recently: Reached the 1,000-point mark for his career with the 91st of the 93 points he scored in the GCMS Tournament, helping the Knights (4-0) to the team championship.
In his own words: “(The highlight) has to be what we did as a team. Goals as a team are more fulfilling; it’s so much better to hit a goal and share it with your fellow classmates and teammates.”
I’m driving ... a 2009 Ford Escape.
I need tickets to ... Darius Rucker.
Derrick Rose is ... mentally strong.
My favorite athlete is ... my cousin, Jack Plunk.
Before a game, I’m listening to ... the band, Skillet.
After a game, I’m eating ... Casey’s pizza.
Toughest defender I’ve ever gone against ... Jack Plunk. We’ve been playing one-on-one for 17 years, and he knows all my moves.
I sent my last text to ... my brother, Mark.
My first job was ... Pollinator at Pioneer at Ivesdale
In five years ... Getting ready to graduate from college, after playing college basketball, and looking to get a good start on life
Blue Ridge is ... a well-rounded community.
Honorable mention: Marcus Catchings, Urbana basketball; Brady Depratt, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Andrew Donithan, Shiloh basketball; Gannon Hughes, Schlarman basketball; Sam Hohlfelder, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Dylan Koss, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Steven Lee, Centennial basketball; Clayton Slifer, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Denzel Smith, Danville basketball; Jake Stewart, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Max Stutsman, Salt Fork basketball; Sean Suggs, Champaign Central basketball; Douglas Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball; Dalton Walsh, St. Joseph-Ogden football
Recently: Amassed 122 points in five games as the fifth-ranked Class 2A Warriors (5-0) won team honors in the Cissna Park Tournament.
In her own words: “We are very excited. We’ve tried for four years and finally got our championship that we were hoping for (at Cissna Park). Some of us played together the last couple years, but there are a bunch of new people we’re trying to incorporate, and we definitely had to learn how to start playing together.”
I sent my last text to ... my mom, Amy.
I’m driving ... a Monte Carlo.
I need tickets to ... Luke Bryan.
Favorite athlete is ... Skylar Diggins.
Toughest defender I’ve ever gone against ... Randa Harshbarger, St. Thomas More
Before a game, I’m listening to... ‘80s rock.
After a game, I’m eating ... anything in sight.
My first job was ... working at Big R in Watseka.
Next year ... Playing basketball somewhere (undecided) and majoring in exercise science or education
In five years ... Hopefully being done with school and getting a job
Watseka is ... a fun place to be; everybody has the school spirit, and it’s a lot of fun.
Honorable mention: Alyssa Aupperle, LeRoy basketball; Sierra Bell, Schlarman basketball; Jamison Brandt, Blue Ridge basketball; Liz Bristow, St. Thomas More basketball; Sherelle Coller, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond basketball; Amanda Franklin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Brittany Hay, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Shelby Holzinger, Hoopeston Area basketball; Lexi Knake, Cissna Park basketball; Kristina Lee, Judah Christian basketball; Kiara Moses, Urbana basketball; Lauren Moses, Shiloh basketball; Adrianne Pate, Westville basketball; Stephanie Shook, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement basketball