Athletes Of The Week


December 23, 2009

Aquille Carr, Patterson, basketball

The freshman point guard produced 20 points, 10 assists and six steals in a 76-62 upset of No. 5 Digital Harbor last week and followed that with a 25-point, 11-assist and five-steal performance in an 84-45 win over Aberdeen. At 5 feet 6, Carr moves with speed and style, forcing bigger players to bend low if they want to stop him, and most of them, he says, "don't like to bend down to small people." Carr is capable of scoring from inside, outside and from the free-throw line. "We were 18-6 last season and lost our point guard," Patterson coach Harry Martin said. "We were worried about who would play the position, but he's stepped right in." Carr is averaging 24 points, 11.2 assists and 6.3 steals.

Others considered: : Eric Atkins, basketball, Mount St. Joseph; Brandon Belt, basketball, Arundel; Derrell Edwards, basketball, Dunbar; Tyler Weedon, wrestling, Catonsville

Lacey Shuman, Maryvale, track

The senior cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump for the second time in two weeks at Friday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland meet at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. She also finished second in the triple jump and long jump. A two-time All-Metro selection, Shuman is in only her third year as a high jumper, but 5-10 would have won the state public schools title in each of the four classifications last winter. Shuman, who is 6 feet tall, went to camps at Princeton and Shippensburg last summer and she plans to continue jumping in college. She has a 3.0 grade point average and was a captain for the Lions volleyball team that reached the IAAM B Conference final this fall.

Others considered: : Maggie Morrison, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Shantrel Oliver, River Hill, basketball

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