Male Athlete of the Week: Shannon Wafer

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 12:14:25-05

North High School is home to the Stars and this season their basketball team has played like it. Through six games the team is perfect in league and already have their eyes set on the next prize.

"I just want to win games and try to go to valley and try to do something that North High never did before," said junior guard Shannon Wafer who scored 26 points in an 87-59 win over Wasco.

One look inside a practice and any question about whether or not they want "it" quickly goes away. Matt Morin, whose team is 16-8 (6-0 SEYL) in his first year coaching at North said, "I think the guys have bought in to being something bigger than themselves."

While the team chemistry is evident one player seems to stands out. "When he's really on we're a team that can beat anybody," said Morin.

Shannon Wafer may just be a junior but he's been putting up numbers like someone ready for college. He's scored double digit points for 20 consecutive games. But he's not one to follow his numbers.

While he likes to be the guy to take the shot, he knows when to turn distributor. And that extends to camera time for his teammates. "He could do more if he wanted but he wants to be that team player," said Morin.

From his outside touch to his ability to drive to the hole, the points seem to come easy to Shannon. Now he's hoping the wins can be just as smooth. "We feel a lot of pressure because a lot of teams want to beat us because we already beat them, but we just take it one game at a time, just try to focus," said Wafer.

A focus that has North set to win a league title for the first time in a decade.

North's quest for a perfect league record continues tonight against Highland and the regular season will wrap up against South next week.


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