LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – Chris Sinclair has been a key component to this season’s Greenbrier East Spartan basketball team.
He has spent time in the starting lineup and as the team’s sixth man, but whichever role he is playing, he does it well and is typically in the game at crunch time.
Sinclair recently was named the Magic’s Computer player of the game at Capital, when he scored 16 points and nearly put his Spartans on his back at critical junctures of the contest.
Sinclair’s work ethic and improvement are noticeable, and he credits a couple different things as to why.
“I feel like playing football helped me become stronger, and coach Nates’ (Patton) off season workouts helped increase my finishing ability by a lot,” Sinclair said.
Being a sparkplug, a player that can ignite energy in his team or single handedly make a game-changing play, is what Sinclair does best. When he plays well, the team usually feeds off his play.
“Yes, I do feel that way,” Sinclair said after being asked about his play igniting his team. “And I feel I’ve done alright this season, but there’s always more I need to work on.”
Sinclair is normally underneath the basket working on offense against bigger and taller players and guarding those same players on the defensive end. That is when Sinclair’s quickness stands out above the rest.
“Most guys taller than me get tired quicker than me, so with me being able to keep trying it gets easier as the game goes,” he stated.
With the season ending in just a few short weeks, Sinclair knows he will miss certain parts of his career and his senior season, “Just being able to spend time with all my brothers,” Sinclair said.
Maybe his success is based on his decisiveness, because Sinclair already has his plan figured out after graduation and it involves heading a little south.
“I plan to move to South Carolina and attend a trade school to become an electrician,” Sinclair said.