Its game day. Shaun Knight has his lettermens jacket on and iPod in, not saying a word to anyone as he walks down the hall instead just dapping it up. He is ready for tonight. Not to play though of course, Knight’s glory days ended in the winter of his 8th grade year. He hasn’t played organized basketball since. However, Shaun has found his new home in the bleachers of where ever his beloved Auburn Trojans play that night.
One day in fourth period I over heard Shaun talking about looking for hotel rooms for the traditional Wenatchee basketball tournament the Trojans hoopers participate in. I asked Shaun if he was actually planning on going to Wenatchee over his break to watch our high school basketball team play some basketball. He looked at me and stated “Im not missing a game this year, bro” then went back to to talking about finding hotel rooms!
Knight would swear his cheering helps. He actually starts yelling at fans in the student section if they aren’t cheering. During football season he would make facebook notification pages about our upcoming games and invite everyone to them. He would also ask me if I could hear what the crowd was chanting while I was on the field, as if I wasn’t focusing on playing!
Shaun has always been this passionate about sports as long as anyone can remember. He would still gladly accept anyone’s invitation to a game of one on one. Knights passion seems to have increased this year from past years though. It could be the fact that he is a senior, maybe it’s because he has friends on all the sports teams. I believe he is going all out more than ever now because of the loss of one of his best friends, Tucker Johnson. Tucker too was a big supporter of his home town Trojans.
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