Player of the Week: Marcus DeVoe

Marcus DeVoe

Marcus DeVoe

Marcus DeVoe is a game changer.

In the fall, he made big catches for touchdowns and hauled in interceptions to lead the Lake Region secondary.

This winter, Marcus has had a big hand in the Lakers’ 7-2 start in Class B South basketball, either knocking down 3-pointers, soaring to the rim or locking down an opposing player on the defensive end of the court.

“Marcus is an explosive three-sport athlete, whether it is on the football field intercepting a pass, making a drive to the basket in basketball, sprinting down the track or jumping over the high bar,” Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball coach John Mayo said. “At any time, he can change a game, whether it is making a steal, a drive to the basket or hitting a 3-pointer. He has a passion and determination to win; he sets the pace for our team.”

Earlier this year, Coach Mayo challenged Marcus to guard the other team’s best scorer.

“When he came out for a break, he said, ‘he didn’t score on me.’ In the Falmouth game, he guarded one of the best players in the state and had six steals, and two big 3-pointers in our comeback win,” Coach Mayo said.

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Marcus 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.

The DeVoe File

Athlete: Marcus DeVoe

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Kathleen and Mark DeVoe

Sports you play: Football, basketball, track

School organizations: National Honor Society, Varsity Club

School honors: Various honors, high honors and merit recognition

Why did you choose to play this sport? I love playing it.

What is the most difficult part of the game? The conditioning, weightlifting aspect. Not many players like or do it, but I had and it’s shown on the court for me.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? I enjoy winning. Nothing feels better than working hard for a week at practice, then getting a “W.”

What do you feel you need to work on and why? Everything. There’s always improvement in any aspect of the game.

Why is teamwork important? It takes a team to win games, on both ends. Everyone has to do their part and try for the common goal of winning.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? Coach (Matt) Langadas has had a huge impact preparing me for college. Coach Mayo has also worked me hard and helped me with my game.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? Hardworking, talented and passionate about the sport I play.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Beating Yarmouth last year at the Civic Center, but hopefully this year we will win a gold ball and I will remember that most.

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