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Posted On: 01/30/18 9:27 AM
Connersville is a solid team year in and year out and this year, Garrett Silcott is leading the charge. The senior leads the team in points, rebounds, assists, and steals as a guy who can really do it all. Connersville is sitting at 14-4 and looking to make another push in the postseason. With a lead guard like Silcott, Connersville has a good shot to go deep in the tournament.
“I think we are playing good as of right now,” Silcott said. “Obviously, we could be playing better and that’s the goal moving forward. We have a system here in Connersville that has proven to work, and that is, if we work hard, success will come. We’ve had a couple of early rewards this year, but we still understand that striving to improve everyday will keep the rewards coming.”
Connersville had a really good group of seniors graduate last year and Silcott had to work had to improve his game for this year. With more scoring needed after the key scorers departing last year, Silcott did improve his game a lot over this last year.
“On the scoring side, I have increased my average to almost 17 points a game to help lead the team,” Silcott said. “As of now, I am 40% from the three-point line compared to high 20s my first three years. As a team captain, I am focused on building my teams confidence after losing 5 seniors last year. It’s important they feel confident in their role, and I understand I am partly responsible for this to happen by showing trust in their ability and leading them through situations on and off the court.”
Silcott is seeing a little bit of interest from schools thus far this year from a number of programs from D2, D3, and NAIA ranks and has taken visits to IU East and West Virginia State. Silcott does have some visits in the works for later in the year as well.
On these visits, Silcott has learned some things from coaches that he is working on this year and these things will greatly benefit him at the next level. Even though he is very good, there are still some key things that coaches like to see more of.
“The coaches have said that I need to improve on my consistency, strength and being more vocal,” Silcott said. “They have said they liked my court awareness, ability to get to the basket, leadership and competitiveness.”
Silcott wants to play at the next level and with his combination of shooting and strength from the guard spot, he will be a valuable asset wherever he goes. The 6’1 guard has a college ready frame and a shot that will carry over to college as he can get it off in space. Silcott is a heady guard, who will be able to play both guard spots for the school of his choosing.
“I am looking for a school with a strong business program and also a school where the school, coaches and players are all striving towards the same goal.”