GameBall had the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the class of 2010, gentle giant 6’3/C, Brittany Webb of St. Michael’s Academy in Manhattan, NY (just before their road trip to North Carolina for the Bojangles Tournament and then to Ohio to meet Columbus Africentric and Boilingbrook (IL) over the New Year’s Weekend).
Brittany Webb, reflects on this holiday season with her family, her maturity in the classroom, her maturity as a person, and maturation of her relationship with her teammates.
Brittany looks at the joy on the faces of her young nephews and cousins and realizes the true meaning of family, togetherness during this holiday season. Brittany feels the time spent with her family is the best gift she could have received this Christmas.
Brittany says that even though she’s well aware she can continue to improve on her grades, she’s excited about the progress and strides she’s already made. Brittany is more focused on my GameBall theme “Balancing the Books and the Ball”.
Brittany continues that her approach the life is more focused this year on the important things in life like family, school, the success of her St. Michael’s Academy team and of course her continued improvement on the basketball court. Additionally Brittany is grateful and thankful for the joy her mom, sisters, brothers, nephews and cousins bring her during difficult and good times.
Brittany adds that there is a greater level of respect, closeness, bondness amongst all her teammates. She referred to a conversation she had with one teammates Julleah Sidney, who encouraged her that the team needed her to play well all the time for the team to be successful. Julleah suggested to Brittany that she should be a double-double every time she steps on the court.
Brittany talked about how this years team is more reliant on each other, and that their success this will come with contributions from everyone.
The maturity of the gentle giant.
(Winston Kelly is the editor of GameBall Magazine and a contributor to Blue Star. This is one of his GameBall notes he posted on Blue Star)