Pacific Athletes of the Week
Last week: Last week — Posted a double-double in points and rebounds in his varsity debut as the Dragons overpowered Yomei, a Japanese team, 118-64 in Kubasaki’s season-opening game Saturday at the Dragons’ Den.
Key, a sophomore, scored 22 points, pacing four Dragons in double figures, and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Dragons, who overpowered Yomei from the start, outscoring their Japanese foes by 54 points in the first three periods, 60-29 in the middle two quarters.
Coach Jon Fick refers to Key as a "nice surprise" as a new player. "He works hard, he’s coachable, he listens and he’s a good student, too. It’s nice to have some height (and) a guy with heart and skills – I especially like his outlet pass – being that young. He has some good, natural ability."
Osan American, South Korea
Last week: Last week — Finished in double figures in scoring and takeaways to open her second season in Cougars uniform in style, as Osan won its Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference season-opening contest at Seoul International.
Pressley, a sophomore, scored 17 points, going 8-for-26 from the field, and recorded 12 steals in Osan’s 40-23 triumph over the Tigers at Seoul International’s Seongnam campus.
Coach Bruce Barker calls Pressley a "dedicated, reliable and a personable young lady. She tries hard and strives to do the best job possible in whatever the task. She is very coachable and accepts criticism and feedback readily. Jasmine is a real team player and takes great pride in her school and community."
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff