Player of the Week: Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Senior guard Paul Walker is quiet, but he is “always doing the right thing.”

“Paul has been very consistent this year for us. He comes off the bench and plays great defense and does not turn the ball over on offense. Paul comes to practice every day and works hard. All his hard work has paid off. It was great to see him get hot and hit those four 3s at Wells. They were all big shots that kept us in the game,” Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball coach John Mayo said. “It has been exciting to watch him grow as a player and a person over the years. It is a pleasure to coach him.”

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

Hancock Lumber Player of the Week

Name: Paul Walker

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Eric and Anne Walker

Sports you play: Football, basketball, lacrosse

School organizations: National Honor Society, Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play basketball? I started in rec leagues and have loved playing basketball ever since.

What is the most difficult part of the game? Losing. Knowing how to adjust and get better after a loss can be tough.

What do you enjoy the most about basketball? I love playing defense and the feeling after making a shot.

What do you feel you need to work? I need to work on passing and making the right decisions on the court.

Why is teamwork important? In order to be successful as a team, everyone needs to work together

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? They have taught me to work hard and to get the most out of playing sports.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? As a hard worker and a good teammate.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I’ll remember the relationships I’ve made through sports and the every day schedule of seeing your team and getting better.





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