The Riverside junior scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter as the Vikings rallied from 18 down over the final 10 minutes to beat Wyoming Valley West, 73-69.
Family: Father, Mike; mother, Carrie; brother, Mason
What are some of the team’s goals this year? Definitely to win a district championship. We all believe we are talented enough if we piece everything together. That’s where we see ourselves at.
What was your previous career high before Friday? It was 28 when I was a freshman against Montrose. That game wasn’t as big an environment, it wasn’t as competitive. This means more because it was crowded, come-from-behind, more competitive game. It meant more to score in this kind of a game.
Did you feel anything special about it in warmups? Actually, I was shooting particularly badly in warmups. I was a little bit concerned, but I guess I saved the shots for the game.
Brandon Reed scored 26 in the win. Did you guys work together? I think we always kind of feed off each other knowing the responsibility for scoring a lot is a lot of times put on our shoulders. We both got going in that second half and we were able to feed off each other. They couldn’t find a solution to stop both of us.
Other sports you play: Baseball
Favorite teams: New York Jets and Mets, Colorado Buffaloes
Athletes you admire: I would say Tyler Herro, he’s probably my favorite player ever since he was in high school; Devin Booker and Trae Young.
Most famous athlete you’ve ever met. Marcellus Wiley. I met him in Los Angeles, at the Staples Center before a game. He was doing a little show and we went up and talked to him.
Give me a skill you would like to master. I would say writing. I have a really strong interest in being able to write and I would love to be a sports reporter or something in the future.
Three people you’d like to have dinner with. Tyler Herro, Devin Booker, Trae Young, my three favorite players.
Who’s your funniest teammate? I would say Brandon Reed. He always has jokes to make.
Have you started thinking about what lies ahead for you after high school? I think it’s whatever opportunity I have to play. I love both sports equally so it’s whatever the best opportunity is.
One meal your mom makes that you don’t know if you can live without. I actually have French toast every gameday for dinner before the game. French toast with syrup. Probably three or four slices.
Marty Myers began his career as a sports writer at The Wayne Independent in Honesdale, where he served as sports editor and later managing editor. After 10 years there, he joined The Times-Tribune in 1994 and has spent the ensuing years reporting on high school sports, local and professional golf. An award-winning journalist, he also enjoys his duties as a copy editor for The Times-Tribune, editing stories and designing pages. A native of Williamsport, Marty resides in Clarks Summit. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-348-9100 x5437 or @mmyersTT.