Featured Player of the Week

Patriots Omarion Bodrick (MaxPreps)
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Independence Patriots, Omarion Bodrick 

The Patriots Omarion Bodrick was selected this weeks “Featured Player of the Week” based on his performance against the Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls.

The junior scored 12 points, shot 50% from the floor, grabbed 13 rebounds, had 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 1 deflection in the teams big 69-52 win on his home court at the “Big I.” This is his first double-double on the season and we fully expect more to be coming as the season progresses.

Bodrick is not a prolific scorer, however, he is a reliable, aggressive and steady performer who plays an integral role in Coach Preston Davis game plans. His dominance off the boards and defense are his strengths. At 6’7″ and 180 pounds he can generate some havoc for opponents. He is averaging almost 7.0 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2.3 steals, 4.0 blocks, 2.0 deflections, and puts in valuable heavy minutes that can turn around a games momentum quickly.

He is shooting 89% from the free throw line, has a total of 28 blocks, 16 steals, and 54 rebounds on the season to date.

He has a strong and solid counterpart at Rocky River in Calik “Duke” Thomas who has very similar numbers on the season to date with Bodrick. However, Thomas is averaging 14.6 points per game. He scored 11 points against Butler with 8 rebounds on Friday night in the loss.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor and Sports Writers want to congratulate Omarion Bodrick on being this weeks selection based on his outstanding performance in an important Southwestern 4A Conference victory.

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Ed Berti
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