1.18.2017

Gamers of the Week

Male Gamer of the Week –Braeden McGrew of Winfield High School

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Male Gamer of the Week award to Braeden McGrew, Junior, Winfield High School.


By Casey Fallon, Potential Plus Director

The Winfield boys athletics continue to exceed expectations this year.  After a fall season that saw the Generals football team excel and the soccer team put together an undefeated regular season, the boys basketball team is making some noise after winning another big game against Herbert Hoover.  The victory, which moves them to 7-4 on the season, comes only a couple days after they downed top ranked Mingo Central 70-58.

Junior, Braeden McGrew, is doing his part to ensure that the Generals finish what they have started.  After hitting four three pointers and tallying 20 points on Friday, Braeden put in another 18 on Tuesday including three more triples. Braeden has no problems firing shots from beyond the arc, but he is trying to add a little more to his game as defenders try to take away his jump shot.  ͞I have been trying to get to the lane a little more this year. I had to get a little quicker and a lot stronger, but it has helped,͟says the second year starter.

During the off-season, Braeden made sure he was doing everything possible to help this team out.  ͞I want us to do big things,͟ says Braeden, ͞we all are working hard to get better.͟After taking over as a starter last year, Braeden is hitting his stride in his junior year.  ͞I definitely feel like I can be more of a vocal leader now. I am talking and communicating with the players and coaches more this year.͟The change has been very noticeable. ͞You are starting to see the fruits of his labor,͟ says head coach Brian England. ͞He is getting everyone involved, getting 6 assists per game.͟

Braeden has had some good genetics to work with since his grandfather, Roger Hart, is a hall of famer at the University of Charleston.  He has been a big influence on Braeden, motivating him to put in work at improving his game.His parents, Robin and Bruce, have been great supporters of Braeden’s and his younger sister, Mara who is also excelling on the court this year.Not only has Braeden excelled on the court this season, but he has earned a 3.8 GPA.  Although he is only a junior, he says he wants to continue playing basketball in college.   

Look for more Gamers of the Week presented by the Putnam Herald and Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. every Friday.

If you would like to nominate a Gamer of the Week please have a coach or Athletic Director contact Casey at Teays Physical Therapy Center at (304) 757-7293