Short off to flying start
Looks, however, can be deceiving because Short is, in fact, very different.
The John F. Kennedy senior may be the most improved player in the city, a 6 foot 5 forward with limitless range that has added an aggressive streak to his once tame game.
In five canadian goose jacket victories, he has yet to canada goose black friday sale score less than 26 points while averaging 15 canada goose outlet rebounds and five assists. When star point guard Naquan Pierce missed JFK’s opener, Short put together a complete effort 26 points, 11 canada goose clearance rebounds and five assists. He had a career high 43 points in the PSAL Tip Off canada goose outlet store uk Classic Canada Goose Jackets on Sunday, leading Kennedy past McKee/Staten Island Tech, 84 67.
In that canada goose outlet new york city breathtaking performance, he personally turned the game himself, scoring 16 second quarter points to eliminate a six point deficit. He hit five 3 pointers, one canada goose outlet black friday longer than the next, including one as he was pushed into the opposing team’s bench.
“He trusts his shot more,” teammate Naquan Pierce said. “He’s patient and aggressive.”
He has begun to receive Division I interest from Saint Peter’s, LIU, Hofstra, and Seton Hall.
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Short has become more aggressive, which began in the offseason. He played with teammate Naquan Pierce canada goose outlet shop on the AAU Metrohawks, facing elite competition. He official canada Canada Goose sale goose outlet also Canada Goose Parka worked out constantly with assistant coaches Star Jones and Chris canada goose outlet Gonzalez, diligently improving his ball handling and confidence around the basket.
“I had to get better,” he said. “It’s my time to step up and lead the team.”
Coach Johnny Mathis points to last year’s loss in the PSAL Class AA championship game to four time champion Lincoln as a turning point. Short, who had struggled in the playoffs, didn’t receive much playing time that day. Early in the game, Railsplitters star https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz Lance Stephenson (now at Cincinnati) ripped the ball away from Short near midcourt, stormed the basket and threw down a dunk.
“That embarrassed him and made him wake canada goose jacket outlet up,” Mathis said. canada goose outlet reviews “That one play changed his whole attitude.”
Said Short: “It taught me to play hard all the time. I wasn’t soft, but I didn’t like the contact.”
The difference can also be traced to experience. Short didn’t play varsity basketball his first goose Canada Goose Outlet outlet canada two years at Kennedy because of poor grades. He didn’t crack the starting lineup until last January. Last season was almost like a feeling out process for him. canada goose black friday sale cheap canada goose Now he knows the terrain, and has to show Kennedy’s inexperienced underclassmen the way.