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Posted On: 01/26/18 2:08 PM
Lambert 6-foot-1 point guard Mitch Ganote is developing into one of the state’s best floor-generals, and it’s his leadership prowess, along with his play-making ability, that makes him one of the Georgia’s more intriguing junior prospects.
We recently caught with the talented 2019 prospect, and he mentioned his strengths as a player, and how he likes to make an impact when he’s out there on the floor.
“I think one of the biggest impacts I make is being a leader on the court. I think a lot of people look for my leadership and input in the play-calling and things like that,” said Ganote.
“And I like to think I have a high IQ; I’ll make the right play, even if it involves me not getting a stat, or an assist or something like that.”
Through the midway mark of the season, Ganote says he’s averaging 11 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and 3.5 steals per game for the Longhorns.
His role has increased dramatically since last season.
“Last year, I was a backup, and coming into the season the starting point guard spot was up for grabs, and a couple games in I think I took charge of that role,” said Lambert, who mentioned what goals he has for the remainder of this season.
“I’d like to win the regional championship, that’s big goal for the team. And personal goals, I’d like to be recognized as all-region, and really, I’d like people to think of me as a leader; that’s one of my biggest goals, it always has been.”
Just as soon as his junior season is complete, Ganote will head right into what will be a very important 17U campaign.
“I’m not positive, but I’ve been thinking about playing with the Atlanta All-Stars,” said Ganote.
“This would be my first season of AAU, really getting out there. I just want to do the best I can and let the coaches see what I’m all about.”