After being chosen as last month’s Outstanding Student, Izzy Yellowfish is back to tell us about how his basketball season has gone.
Faced with circumstances brought on by COVID-19, as many others across the nation have been, Yellowfish describes how rough and short this season has been, though he acknowledges that the team is making the best of it.
“COVID cut off half of our season so some of us aren’t in the shape that we should be in, and it really shows in games,” Yellowfish said.
Despite this Yellowfish described how he strives to show his team that anything is possible if they want it bad enough. “My main focus on contributing to the team is to lead my teammates to be the best them they can be,” he said.
Even while trying to bring his best to the team, Yellowfish seems to keep fun in mind throughout all of this.
“I see us having fun and trying our hardest,” Yellowfish said. ”And, hey, if we make it any further than districts great, but I won’t be mad if we don’t.”
Yellowfish still has personal and team goals he hopes to reach this season.
“Making the most of it, having fun, and spending my last moments of high school basketball not stressing too much about it [are my goals],” he said. “I think we’re all pretty much on the same page of having fun and giving it our all.”
Looking back at his time playing basketball, Yellowfish seemed very proud of what he has accomplished.
“One of my notable accomplishments was making a name for myself,” he said. “Like seriously, everyone we play, they know who I am. When people think of Geary Basketball they think of Izzy and I think that’s really cool.”
However, Yellowfish said he views one specific person as the role model who helped shape him: Dallas Williams.
“I think I get most inspired from my friend Dallas Williams who graduated a while back,” Yellowfish said. “He pushed me to be the me I am today, and I’m thankful for that. He's a great role model for anyone.”
Throughout school, sports, and having to deal with the changes brought on by COVID, Yellowfish finds ways to unwind in the form of video games.
“I love playing video games because it suppresses the wild circumstances the world is in right now,” Yellowish said.