Basketball players set personal goals

Each player on the boys’ varsity basketball team has his own individual goals. As a team there is one goal: to win the district championship of course, but most of the players on the team have high expectations for themselves.

Although he recently came off an ankle injury, Zack Shahzad (12) is positive he will be ready for the season.

“I want to have a big role leading to get us to our goals because it’s my last year ever,” he said. “I want to do something the school has never done before and change the culture of West Shore basketball before I leave.”

James Leonard (12) approaching his second and final season on varsity said he wants he wants to start every game and play as many minutes as he can. He believes he can reach his goals with hard work and help from his teammates.

“I want to shoot 90 percent from the free-throw line and average at least 15 points per game,” he said. “I also want to average five rebounds and five steals per game along with being a captain of the team.”

By C.J. Coyle