Prospect spotlight: Alex Doane (2019)

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Posted On: 08/2/18 11:27 AM

Alex Doane will be a vital component to the Calvary Christian Academy basketball team this season.

The senior guard has gone mostly overlooked on the recruiting trail but has the potential to play at the next level.

“I think Alex is an unknown prospect but he has his own unique way of scoring the basketball,” Calvary Christian head coach Cilk McSweeney said. “He is a lefty that is very crafty and is continually getting better. I just pray he has his best year as a senior. I believe he would benefit greatly from attending a NAIA or JUCO school.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Doane:

Name: Alex Doane

Class year: 2019

Position: Point guard/shooting guard

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 175

Awards: Various tournament MVP honors

What the awards mean to him: I’ve always had a motivation to get better and getting those is validation of my hard work and keeps me working.

His mindset on the court: Always look to score then get others involved and that I’m the best on the court because I put the work in.

Strengths: Shooting, I can get to the basket make other people better and I can defend

Areas of improvement: Got to work on consistency and being a leader because I’m a senior now.

What he loves the most about basketball: In the game, the competition is what I play for.

How he tries to be a good teammate: You’ve got to be selfless on the court and always be aware of your teammates. If they’re down pick them up by talking to them or trying to get them an easy bucket. I tell them that you’ve got to have a short memory. That’s something I can struggle with at times is thinking about my last bad shot or play. You just got to stay confident.

Best advice from his coaches: They always giving me advice on basketball and life and telling me to always make the right choices and be a good person.

What basketball has taught him about life: You’re going to go through ups and downs but it’s how you respond when you’re down that makes you who you are.

Player he looks up to: I look up to Damian Lillard because he had to earn everything with hard work and dedication.

Colleges he’s most interested in: Anywhere with a coach that I like and can help me get better. Also somewhere I’d play and where I can do good in school.

Goals on and off the court: To make it to college and be the best player I can be and give myself an opportunity to help people.