Trinity sophomore Adams, excelling on court, in classroom
Published 12:03 am Thursday, December 18, 2014
Spencer Adams wants to get somewhere.
And the Trinity sophomore plans to get there through his schoolwork.
“I want to get somewhere,” Adams said. “And I feel like grades are the first thing to get you there.”
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Adams consistently posts A’s and B’s in school, while also juggling football and basketball.
“It is very hard,” he said. “You have to go practice, then you go home and have to study. You are so tired, it is gruesome.”
But Adams gets it done, and it has caught the eye of his head coach Zach Rogel and many others.
“Spencer Adams is a top-notch guy,” Rogel said. “You can ask anybody in the school. Grades come first to him and you can always count on him on the athletic field or court. He’s got a perfect attitude, attendance and does what he needs to do in the classroom without me having to stay on his back.”
Adams said his favorite subject in school is science ,and he hopes to pursue a career that involves something scientific.
“Mostly, I enjoy the animal part of science,” Adams said. “It is interesting. I’m interested in zoology.”
Adams is also constantly looking out for his teammates, that may need some extra assistance in school.
“I try to push them,” he said. “Whatever class I take, if I have any teammates that may be struggling a bit, I try to help them out.”
But Adams’ talents aren’t limited to the classroom. He is also a standout on the football field and basketball court.
Adams said he plays power forward, but would love to make a move to guard.
“I was always bigger than most of the kids, so I was always a center or power forward,” he said. “But I want to play guard. I feel like I can dribble and I would like to make that transition.”
Adams is a fan of LeBron James, and said he tries to imitate his game.
“I like that he is so versatile,” Adams said. “He can play any position basically.”
Ultimately though, Adams’ focus is school, and for Rogel, it is a great addition for the team.
“It’s a coach’s dream,” Rogel said. “Part of coaching is staying on kids and their academics, but when I was making calls making sure everybody was studying for exams, I could skip Spencer Adams. It is nice to know he gets his job done, and that is going to take him somewhere.”