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Noah Frampton of Poca High School is Gamer of the Week

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The Poca Dots Boy's Basketball team is off to a hot start to their 2012-2013 campaign with a record of 10-1. A huge piece of the puzzle this year is sophomore shooting guard, Noah Frampton.

"Noah is playing really well for us this year. He is our leading scorer, plays great defense and just hit the game-winning shot for us against Scott," said Head Coach Allen Osborne.

Frampton humbly credited most of his success to others instead of himself saying, "First of all, the Lord has helped me through everything; I couldn't be here without Him. Second, my teammates have all done a great job pushing me and playing really well together. They work hard, which makes me want to work hard. It's definitely not a one-man show out there, everyone contributes and plays hard."

When asked why the team is having so much success this year, Noah responded, "Defense is No. 1. Good defense turns into offense. We work on defense every day in practice and then everything else falls into place."

There is a palpable chemistry in Poca's team this year, "We've been playing together our whole lives having grown up together. We've always been together and it has been great. I wouldn't want it any other way" said Noah.

Noah is a model two-sport student athlete, juggling baseball, basketball and maintaining a stellar 3.5 GPA. He is also very outspoken about his faith. When asked about his expectations for the remainder of the season Noah responded, "The Lord's gonna help us through everything and whatever He wants us to be, He'll let us be. If it's a championship, great, but if not, that's ok too. However, our overall our goal is to win it all."

You spend 5 minutes with Noah and it's plain to see how positive and inspired he really is. When asked what motivates him to play the game he responded, "The Lord is No. 1, and also my dad who's been sick. I've been trying to go out there and play my best for him."

Please look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Gamer of the Week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Matt Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS, is the Potential PLUS Program Director at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.