Player of the Week: Alex Hall

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Alex Hall does all the “little things” on the basketball court that a coach likes to see.

Consistent exemplary effort.

Good attitude, and behavior in practice and games.

Plays great defense. Makes the big hustle plays that impact games (diving on the floor for any and all loose balls — always either coming up with the ball or causing a jump ball).

“Alex is very unselfish on offense,” LR Head Coach J.P. Yorkey said. “Alex represents our school and communities well. He sets a good example for younger players throughout the program.”

Coach Yorkey added, “Alex also has a great sense of humor that helps to keep things light in the locker room. Alex is one of those athletes that every team needs. He does the intangible things that don’t always show up in the box score. Alex was our practice ‘Player of the Week’ last week, and he is very deserving of this Player of the Week recognition as well.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Alex is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber, and a $25 gift certificate to Salon at 616 in Casco.

The Hall File

Name: Alex Hall

Year in School: Junior

Town: Casco

Parents: Rebecca and Jeff Hall

School Activities/Sports: Varsity basketball, cross-country and baseball.

Q. Why did you choose basketball? I didn’t play basketball as a sophomore and I missed it, so I decided to give it a try with Coach Yorkey being the new coach. I decided it would be a good change (to play).

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? I hope for all of us to become tighter as a family and set new building blocks for the program in place so that more kids will hopefully join the following years.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoy just being together with all of the guys and going out there competing as best as we can, no matter the outcome.

Q. What do you like the least? Losing. Doing suicides isn’t my favorite either.

Q. What makes you successful? Just trying to use whatever skills I have and playing the hardest that I can every minute of every game.

Q. What would your dream moment be? My dream moment would be winning the Gold Ball as a team, but for right now, just win each game, one step at a time.

Q. What has basketball taught you? Basketball has really taught me how to be patient and work with other people, even though I may think they are better than me or worse. Keeping my cool even though we may be losing.

Q. Who has inspired you? I think my dad has inspired me the most just because he is always willing to help me. Even after a tough loss, he can try to pick out all of the good things I did to keep my head up.

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