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Guard sets high standards

An unlikely hero scored a three-point shot during a fourth quarter rally in the basketball game against Firebaugh on Jan 20. While often overlooked by fans, senior Aaron Gulack posses a strong determination and initiative to always play to the best of his ability.

Gulack has continued to demonstrate his determination and devotion to basketball ever since he tried out and was rejected from Clovis High?s team his freshman year.

?Before my sophomore year my parents and I decided to enroll at Fresno Christian because they believed it would give me more opportunities,? Gulack said. ?When basketball season came I tried out and started on the JV team.?

Gulack went on to say that changing schools was not an easy adjustment, but the accepting attitudes of his fellow classmates made him feel welcome.

At the beginning of his senior season, Gulack believes the team can make playoffs while achieving other goals.

?I look forward to senior night, when it is our last home game and all the seniors start,? Gulack said. ?It will be our last chance to show our ability as a team on home court.?

Gulack continues to set high standards for his personal performance.

?I?d like to score 20 points in one game before the year is over,? Gulack said. ?But the most important goal of mine is to always give my best and be satisfied with the outcome.?

Gulack believes that in order to become a good basketball player it takes more than just countless hours of practice.

?Someone who is not only willing to work hard and give their best,? Gulack said. ?But a team player who strives to help the team improve in every aspect and not just in their own personal achievements.?

Gulack may not be the all-star of the varsity team, but he inspires and motivates his teammates.

?Aaron has a great work ethic in practice and in games, Joey Logan, ?07, said. ?He shows strong leadership to our team and encourages me personally on and off the court.?

Although Gulack has displayed perseverance, he is still aware of improvements.

?I think I am best at defense because in defense it is vital to be a hard worker and not have very much athletic ability,? Gulack said. ?I need to improve my offense, and become better at creating my own shots.?

Recently the varsity basketball team under went a challenge off the court when coach Mike Neil stepped down from his position. Assistant coach Chuck Anderson has taken on the new responsibility.

?The change of a new coach in the middle of the season really affected our team,? Gulack said. ?It hasn?t been easy to adjust to a new way of teaching, new plays, new attitude and a new mentor.?

On and off the court the varsity boy?s basketball team has continued to stay close teammates and friends. Although each one acquires different skills, they all share one thing in common, the love of basketball.

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