Jan 22, 2015 7:33 PM by Ross Field
This week's Subway Scholar Athlete is proof that hard work always pays off. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
In Northern Section prep boys basketball, the Red Bluff Spartans are 12-6.
Senior Joseph Bosetti is the undeniable leader for the Spartans. He stands 6-foot-5 and towers over the competition.
"Honestly, it's pretty fun, because all the little guys try and box you out and you just jump over the top of them," said Bosetti.
But don't be fooled. Bosetti does more than just take advantage of his height. He puts in the work too.
"Over the offseason I went to two or three camps and worked on my jump shot a lot," said Bosetti.
The practice has payed off. Bosetti's ability to stretch the floor allows him to score in multiple ways. Against Paradise, he scored thirty points in three quarters of a blow-out win.
For the year, he's averaging more than 15-points and 10-rebounds per game, numbers that don't necessarily surprise him.
"I can do great things if I put my mind to it, so honestly I kind of expected it with the work I've done in the offseason," said Bosetti.
Bosetti approaches his schoolwork just like his basketball game, with determination and focus. He carries a 3.3 GPA and strives to be a role model.
"I want to be somebody that people can talk about in the future to their kids, 'hey be like this guy,' he got good grades, he played hard, and he had toughness. That's what I want to be," said Bosetti.
Outside of school, Bosetti stays busy by working with youth basketball players.
"I'm a referee for some youth leagues. I go out there and ref, just to have some fun and teach the youths the game," said Bosetti.
So, for shooting high marks on the court, passing down his knowledge and setting a standard for others to follow, Red Bluff's Joseph Bosetti is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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