If you love the sights and sounds of basketball being played in our local gyms you also are aware of the hard work and perseverance that goes into wearing those unis on winter evenings.
Whether a starter, a role player or one of the players who primarily provide preparation during practices, these cagers all need to be recognized for their efforts.
N3 will be selecting a Player of the Week from both the Girls and Boys teams. Whether nominated by a coach or chosen by our contributors we will strive to highlight some of the hoop heroics that fill those local gyms we mentioned.
This week's honorees:
Aidan Poling, Holton
The Red Devils are having themselves quite the season and Poling is the heart of this team putting up numbers while slapping down some tough defense. His high teens scoring average took a hit in their last game when he finished with just 13 points but they were all scored in the first quarter in a rout that saw him give way to the bench players.
Coach Keith Swanson: "Aidan is an absolute talent. A selfless player who leads our team in every way imaginable on and off the court. Some college would be incredible smart to give him some money to play basketball for them next year.”
Calla Miller, Fremont
When Miller first hit the floor as a freshman what struck us the most was her confidence. If she was nervous it didn’t show and hasn’t since. She plays with a sense of fearlessness and she makes the players around her better.
Calla's 10 points down the stretch iced their recent win over Reed City.
Coach Zerlaut: “Calla gives great effort on both ends of the floor in games, as well as in practice. She leads us in many statistical categories, but also leads by example in how she plays the game. She is a fierce competitor that leaves everything she has got on the court.”