(Farmington) A great week for the Farmington boys basketball team saw them earn three wins against quality opponents, and the Knights got some strong performances across the board.
Perhaps none were more significant than the effort of junior point guard Bracey Blanton, who steered the ship and guided the team to those wins en route to being named our Applebee’s of Farmington Athlete of the Week.
Farmington head coach Terry Noble says Blaton was exceptional at leading the charge this week.
Across the team’s three wins against DeSoto, Pacific, and Cape Notre Dame, Blanton averaged 15.3 points per game, 8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds.
He was great in the first two, but it was the game against Notre Dame where he made the biggest impact.
He poured in 23 points that night and shot 6-of-8 from distance while playing the entire game and guarding the Bulldogs’ best guard.
He also drilled the final three-pointer of the game with 90 seconds remaining to give the Knights the breathing room they needed to hold on for the win.
Noble says Blanton was completely locked in and willed the team to victory that night.
While Blanton has proven himself as one of the best guards in the area in recent years, he may be overlooked at times, quite literally, because he’s listed at just 5’9″.
Noble says regardless of size, Blanton always rises to the challenge and creates havoc for opposing teams.
As the Applebee’s of Farmington Athlete of the Week, Blanton will receive a T-shirt, a certificate, and a coupon good for one free entree at Applebee’s in Farmington.
Full Interview with Terry Noble: