After making two free-throws with zero seconds on the clock Thursday against Bayou Academy to tie the game, Aiden Suber, of Washington School, has been named the Planters Bank Player of the Week.
Suber, the sixth grader, is point guard on the Washington School sixth grade boys’ basketball team. He was also named Washington School middle school student of the week.
Suber played cornerback and wider receiver on the Pee Wee football team as well this year.
In the game on Thursday, Suber led the Generals in scoring and was fouled as time expired at the end of the game.
Suber made both free throws to tie the game at 24. There was no overtime.
Parker England is the volunteer coach of both the fifth and sixth grade boys’ team at Washington School.
“Aiden is a tough-nosed basketball player on both ends of the court,” England said. “He handles the ball well and creates off the dribble. It was fun to see him step up to the challenge and make both free throws to tie the game, showing no nerves at all. Then watching the rest of the team mob him after the second free throw went through the net was a fun sight to see.”
England said the key to the team’s success was their play as a team.
“The boys have worked hard throughout the season and continued their basketball growth,”England said. “They are a very athletic bunch, so it is fun to watch them get up and down the court. As a coach, it is rewarding to see the team-first basketball the boys play – looking to make the extra pass, getting excited when a teammate scores, and just enjoying being on the basketball court playing together.”
The team has two tournaments scheduled for weekends to end the season.