The Pleasant Valley High School boys basketball team is off to a terrific 13-2 start to the season. One of the reasons why is the big man in the middle, who as Action News Now's Ross Field reports, also comes up large in the classroom
"I used to be the eighth or ninth kid off the bench on my team freshman year and now I'm starting. So I think I've gotten a lot better," says Treyson Keating.
Treyson Keating has come a long way on the basketball court and he takes practice seriously.
"If you don't have a good practice, it's going to translate into the game and then you're not going have a good game. So, it's really important to have a good practice," says Keating.
At 6-foot-6, Keating is an imposing figure and a key contributor for the 13-2 Vikings. Last week, he helped PV advance to the championship game of the always competitive St. Hope Elite Hoop Classic at Sacramento High School.
"Wwe've been bonding, we've been meshing right now and playing as a team, which is great," adds Keating.
Though the junior center is dedicated to his sport, academics always comes first. He carries a weighted 4.667 GPA while taking four AP courses.
"You have to take hard classes and then be able to work hard in those classes and not procrastinate. You have to do your work and study. It's hard, but if you put your mind to it you can do it," adds Keating.
In the offseason, Keating likes to volunteer at basketball camps and he enjoys teaching young players the game.
"I know a lot of the kids too and it's just great teaching them and then when they're screwing around you can yell at them too. So, you can step into the coaches shoes which is fun and you can just push them and make them better," sayd Keating.
So, for assisting the younger generation and standing tall both on the court and in the classroom, PV's Treyson Keating is your Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.