Photo courtesy of Pam Brooker
Fort Frye’s Shon Smith (15) drives to the basket against Morgan during a game on Jan. 29.
Grade-point average: 3.2
Sports: Golf and basketball
Question: Do you have any plans for after high school?
Answer: I'm gonna go play (basketball) somewhere. I'm not sure where though. Marietta, probably, but I'm waiting to see about West Liberty or anything like that. Hopefully West Lib. That would be pretty sweet.
Q: What are you going to major in?
A: Probably history. I love history. Maybe be a history teacher and come back here and coach or something.
Q: What are some of the most memorable moments in your high school athletic career?
A: For golf, probably winning sectionals individually because that was like my second year playing golf ever. I got lucky though. In basketball, probably last year winning the sectional championship and OVAC championship back-to-back. That was pretty sweet.
Q: Can you tell me about the coaching transition in basketball from coach Liedtke to coach Henniger?
A: Everything is pretty much the same. Some stuff has been switched up a little bit, but like I said everything is pretty much the same. (Coach Henniger) is just as disciplined as coach Liedtke was. He's not letting you get by with much.
Q: What are your expectations for the basketball team going into tournament play?
A: The tournament is way different than regular season play. Officials are gonna let more stuff go by. It's a completely different ballgame. You can't really prepare yourself for it, but we've got a lot of upperclassmen telling people what it's like. Pretty much just be stronger with the ball and I think we'll be alright.
Q: As a senior, are you feeling any pressure to go further into the tournament than last year?
A: I want to go far. It's my last chance. I had a lot of friends last year that played. I talk to them every day and they're just like "You're so lucky, you still get to play." I want to keep going.
- Jordan Holland