Senior Salute: #11 – Nathaniel Schoonover
– September 25th, 2019
We are 5-weeks out from the start of the 2019-2020 basketball season and the 1st official practice (October 30th). The Spartan Hoops basketball program will be spotlighting and celebrating it’s 7-senior members each week leading up to the start of the season.
In week 4, we would like to introduce #11 – Nathaniel Schoonover aka Big Schoon. Nathaniel is the son of Raquel and Scott Schoonover of Detroit, MI. Nathaniel has worked his way thru the Centennial Spartan Basketball Program from being a prominent member of very talented teams in 7th and 8th grade at Kerr Middle School along with several of his current teammates, to a swing-guy between the Varsity and JV teams last season. His Senior season he will be expected to take on a more prominent role, utilizing his infectious defensive energy and quick basketball mind.
Nathaniel is another very quiet and introverted individual, but he has a mean streak when it comes to competing and his tenaciousness is very evident. He has some of the greatest footwork within the basketball program and finds ways impact winning that does not often show up in the scorebooks. His selfless way of playing basketball aids in the success of his teammates and his leaps on to loose balls and willingness to take charges sparks great energy from his teammates.
Nathaniel’s quiet, confident, smart and unselfish way of competing helped steer our 2018-2019 team to set program marks of Wins in a Season (24) and helped set the table for playoff success.
We are expecting even more from Nathaniel this year as we hope to sic him on many of our opponents best players to badger, bate and frustrate. this coming season.