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Gamer of the Week: Zach Fisher of Winfield High School

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present the Jan. 4 Gamer of the Week award to Zach Fisher of Winfield High School.

The Winfield Generals Boy's Basketball team has a proud tradition of success. Head coach Pat McGinnis runs a tight ship and their excellent record over the years proves it. Junior standout Zach Fisher is a key part to the machine that is Winfield Basketball.

Coach Mcginnis had this to say about his junior, "Zach's hard work and tremendous attitude will take him far in anything he decides to do. He leads our team in scoring with a 17.5 average and is near the top in assists, rebounds and defense."

In a two-game stretch over the holiday break, Fisher scored 25 and 29 points respectively.

In a two-game stretch over the holiday break, Fisher scored 25 and 29 points respectively.

"I just always try to work hard. My teammates got me the ball; I definitely couldn't have done it without them. I just got some shots to fall and it worked out well for me," said Fisher.

Coach Mcginnis went on to say, "Zach Fisher is one of the most conscientious, hard-working players and students I've ever been associated with. He is a very quiet leader who can be counted on in most any situation. He has an untiring energy on the court that will give him a great chance to play at the college level."

When asked why he is having a lot of success this year, he credited his offseason preparation saying, "I worked out more this offseason than I ever have in my entire life. I came out of it a lot stronger this year and it has given me the ability to be a lot more physical on the basketball court than in years past."

Expectations are always high in a town where nothing short of a championship is acceptable. Fisher's expectations are no exception, "I expect us to keep getting better and to continue to practice hard. We need to learn how to win and start playing better as the season progresses. I expect us to make the state tournament; that's been a goal of ours since day one. Right now we want to focus on making it and we will see what happens from there."

Fisher is a model student-athlete, posting a 3.9 GPA, and he is an extremely motivated individual.

"I just love to play basketball. God has given me the strength and ability to play, so I try not to take that for granted. I'm also extremely competitive and that drives me to play as hard as I can."

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. Remember to keep those nominations coming!

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