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Male Athlete of the Week
Tanner Schwartz
Sebeka School
Sebeka Basketball (B)

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Basketball (B)

John Clark

By Kyle Gylsen - Sebeka

John Clark (#2) of Sebeka scored the 1,000th point of his career on a layup in the second half of the Trojan's game at New York Mills on December 7. (Photo provided)

The Male Athlete of the Week is John Clark of the Sebeka boys' basketball team.
Clark scored his 1,000th career point in the Trojans' 82-52 win over New York Mills to open the season on Tuesday, December 7.
Going into the game, he needed 20 points and he hit the mark early in the second half against the Eagles.  Clark ended the night with 25 points, 17 boards, seven assists and three blocks.
"If I wanted to make a statement about the type of player John is, I would point to this game," said Sebeka head coach Jon Lillquist.  "He had a chance to score his 1,000th point on a tough layup, but instead dished off to a teammate who scored an easy layup.  He later received a nice pass to make an easy layup for his 1,000th point.  It really shows what a team player he is."
"He set a school record last year by taking 32 charges," Lillquist continued.  "To do that, you really need to sacrifice your body and also risk the chance of drawing a foul on yourself.  I always feel kids who do that are making the ultimate team play and he does that on a consistent basis.  He's meant so much to our program that we are all very proud of him and this accomplishment."
Once again this season, we hope to learn more about our AOTWs and share that information with you.  We asked John a few questions about his likes/dislikes, etc.  Some of our questions have changed since last season.  Here is how he answered our most recent questionaire:
Nickname:  JC
Family (Mother's and father's names; siblings' names and ages):  Mom Maggie, Dad Curtis, Siblings - Joey 19, Justin 15, Jarissa 14, James 11, Jasper 4, Kenyatta 1, Kenyan 2 months
Favorite Sport:  Basketball
Favorite Team:  Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite Athlete:  D'Wayne Wade
Best Personal Sports Moment:  Scoring my 1,000th point against NYM
Favorite Actor or Actress:  Gerard Butler
Favorite Movie:  Law Abiding Citizen
Favorite TV Show:  Family Guy
Favorite Musical Artist (this week):  Trey Songz
Favorite Song (this week):  Bottoms Up
Favorite Subject in school:  Trigonometry and Statistics
Least Favorite Subject:  Economics
Favorite Food:  Breaded Shrimp
Favorite Activities/Hobbies:  Playing basketball and video games
If you were stranded on an island, five (5) people and/or things you want to have with you:  Cellphone, Katarina, Oreo (Zach Sorenson), a basketball and Kyle Klunenberg
One thing that very few people know about you:  That I actually enjoy singing.
Congratulations to John Clark of the Sebeka boys' basketball team, our Male Athlete of the Week.

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