Male Athlete of the Week: Brock Duffield

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 15:39:49-05
When you hear great point guards described they often share the same core traits. Distribution, speed and clutch shooting. But when Bakersfield Christian head basketball coach Blake Van Der Schaff talks about his senior point guard, "He's really...slithery."
Certainly a unique way to describe Brock Duffield's ability to slip away and score. But Duffield prides himself on something that goes unseen.
"I have better vision than people think I do normally so I'd say passing and shooting are my two strongest things," said Duffield. 
But all his success this year he learned from coming up short last season when the Eagles finished second in league and were run over at state.
"We got ran when we played in the state game so it just gave me an extra bad taste in my mouth from a year before to work hard this year," Duffield recalled.
This year it's his scoring that has taken off. 25 points against Taft in the Garces Tournament followed by 24 in a league opening win over Chavez. 
"The way he attacks the rim it's hard for teams to guard and when he's hitting shots," said Van Der Schaff. "He's getting inside looks and he's hitting threes he's tough to guard."
But back to that vision. When he's not scoring he's setting his teammates up and it's behind that dual threat of scoring and assisting that have brock and the eagles already thinking about the postseason.
"Could be anyone any given night but it's just happened to be me the last two," said Duffield.


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