The high school basketball season has just started, and already Ashley’s Tyre Gathright is making a statement. The senior erupted for 33 points in the season opener, then poured in 23 points a few days later. That’s 56 points in just two games. Because of his efforts, Gathright has been picked as this week’s StarNewVarsity Player of the Week. Intern Jackson Fuller caught up with Gathright to talk about his big games, the upcoming season and more.
What was the key to your success last week putting up those monster numbers?
I have to give all the credit to my teammates. They put me in position to make shots and they have a lot of trust in me. They gave me lots of opportunities.
How did you improve as a player during the offseason?
I have a better focus coming into this season. I’ve set bigger goals and that’s also helped. On the court, I got better at dribbling and I’m prepared for more defenses to come at me.