In case you missed my article on Central Christian’s Sean High, here it is. It was in Tuesday’s Eagle, but I think it deserves a look if you’ve got the time. High’s a really sweet kid and his story is pretty remarkable from kind of a Horatio Alger-type angle in that he made something out of absolutely nothing. Also, here’s the link to the Facebook page I talk about in the story.
If you haven’t seen the picture of William Burdette’s dunk in the Jets’ win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night, I was nice enough to post it above. A couple of things to look at: 1) Check out William’s arm that’s getting ready to throw down, the rim is sneaking up on his elbow … FACE!!! 2) Look at the Newman bench … our photog, Fernando Salazar, caught it perfect, even check out the kid on the Newman bench with his leg up in the air. Great shot. And it was great to get Newman out front for us because they’re having a great season behind a breakout star in Neodesha product Keaton Schultz, who picked up Heartland Conference player of the week honors last week, and a sleek lineup full of wiry forwards (Justin Berry, Jaray Mathews) and hard-nosed guards (Chip Steven, Jake Darby). The Jets are in first place and are already 8-1 in league play with a big game against Incarnate Word on Saturday at Fugate, where, if you want to go, it won’t cost you anything if you bring a couple of cans of food to donate to Haiti relief efforts. And it’s also a Blue-Out, so where your Jets gear. Would be nice to see Fugate packed every now and then. BTW, Schultz is hitting over 50% of his three-point attempts and apparently leads the world in that category — check Saturday’s Eagle for a story on Schultz and his amazing season thus far.