Lee Christian's Weaver wins county player of year award
From before the start of the high school basketball season, Lee Christian head basketball coach Steven Lane knew he was asking a lot of his newly-promoted point guard, Garrison Weaver.
Weaver, a sophomore moving up from the junior varsity Falcons to the varsity squad, was Lane's starting point guard all year and all the effort paid off earlier this week in an outstanding postseason honor. Weaver was voted the Applebee's Lee County Basketball Player of the Year Monday night as the vote results were announced on the Applebee's Full Court Press Show on WBFT TV 46.
"We didn't know how it would turn out," said Lane about the contest results. "We know Lee Christian's a smaller school...but we were pleasantly surprised. Garrison has a lot of friends who voted for him.
"We were happy for him and it's well-deserved. Garrison's a great kid. He works really hard and he loves and understands the game," Lane said.
Weaver was a young point guard on a young Falcon team.
"When you're a point guard, you've got to be a leader on the court and as a sophomore, he did a very good job for us," Lane said. "He's a kid who takes a lot of ownership of what's going on on the floor."
Weaver led the Falcons in scoring while averaging about five steals and five assists a game.
"He's a leader for us and he drives the team to get better. I'm glad I get to coach him for two more years," Lane said.
Lane is appreciative of the television station for putting the player of the year award together and for broadcasting Lee Christian's Hoops for Hope game in January.
WBFT TV and Applebee's are planning to introduce the Applebee's Lee County Baseball Player of the Year this spring and votes during the season can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.