Posted On: 05/29/18 12:56 PM
A football standout, who happens to be a dang good hoopster, too, 5-foot-8 Bellarmine Prep point guard Derrion Summers is one of Washington’s best athletes.
We recently caught up with the multi-sport standout, and he mentioned what it is that makes him such a dynamic threat on the hardwood.
“I’m really good at getting to the rim and just getting my teammates open and knocking down open shots,” said Summers. “I’m working on my range, and getting stronger.”
As the sixth-man at Bellarmine Prep last season, Summers got some valuable experience. It was his first season with the Lions, after transferring from Lakes after his freshman year.
“My role was to defend and to go out there and get steals and start fast-breaks, and to just be a point guard,” said Summers.
This spring, Summers is playing with one of the area’s best AAU programs, Washington Supreme. He’s been with them since he was in eighth-grade
“I’ve really had a good spring. I’m averaging 15 points a game and just working on being a leader on the court and helping my teammates, and getting steals and defensive stuff like that,” said Summers.
Football, though is his bread and butter. Summers was the starting running back as a sophomore with the Lions.
“I want to pursue football at the next level. I’m a football guy. I’ve got schools coming to Bellarmine to see me for football,” said Summers.
He’s heard from Weber State, Montana and Eastern Washington for his prowess on the gridiron. However, he did say that should some serious hoops interest come his way, he’d listen.
“I would consider basketball, but right now, I’m mainly focused on football,” said Summers.
“My goal this summer is to become a better point guard, a better player, and to get that first scholarship, for basketball, too.”