The future came a lot sooner than expected for Prince Avenue Christian School freshman Josh Britt. Being only a freshman, Britt wasn’t really expecting much out of his first season with the Wolverines.
Watching, learning and listening to prepare him for his time in the Wolverines’ starting lineup was the only thing he felt he was going to get the chance to do in the 2019-2020 season.
As of Jan. 7 Britt has found himself as a full time starter for the Wolverines. Britt has responded with some on-court production. On Friday night, the Wolverines fell to Hebron Christian, but Britt put in 19 points in only his second start.
On Saturday night Britt duplicated his performance in a Wolverines’ win as he led the team in scoring with 15 points as PACS outlasted Commerce High School 60-57.
His performance has made Britt this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.
Immediate success does wonders for the confidence of a young player. That’s the case for Britt. His confidence has grown by leaps and bounds over the last week.
“It boosted my confidence a lot,” Britt said of his two scoring outbursts. “I felt a lot more comfortable having the ball and driving. I knew I could attack, so I just started attacking.”
PACS head coach Will Cantrell asked for someone to step up offensively to match and take some pressure off of leading scorer Andrew Cheek.
Britt has been the answer to that plea. Britt understands that he now has a key responsibility in the Wolverines rotation and playing aggressive is something that has to become the norm for the Wolverines to climb into contention. Most of Britt’s points on Saturday came with him at the rim or in the paint.
“I was more aggressive (on Saturday night),” Britt said. “I wasn’t very aggressive in the games before and that’s why I didn’t score a lot. I wanted to be aggressive, so I took it to the hole. I didn’t attack at all against Athens Academy. In order for us to win, we all have to attack the basket and try to score so that we give our teammates open looks.”
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday at 10 a.m.
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