ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - “I didn't really start at a young age like a lot of people did. I tried it one time and people said she's a natural how long has she played for.”
We see it time and time again. A young player continues to work until they get their shot.
“Ever since I’ve started, I’ve worked really hard and just kept up with the game and then I fell in love with it,” Lainey Bergeron said.
Bergeron, the freshman sensation, has been working in silence, and it's been obvious that she's special since day one.
“One thing you'll notice even when you're around her is that she loves basketball,” ASH head coach Clay Russell said.
In the ASH tournament, her team needed a spark, and she became that in the clutch. Lainey’s work ethic is what prepped her for the moment.
“I work on my shooting a lot,” Bergeron said. “I’ll be in my room just shooting the ball and going out with my brothers to play at the park.”
“She's really fit right in coming in as a freshman,” said Coach Russell. “She gives you 110 percent every day. She's the first one on the floor and always trying to do extra things. She's listening, working and trying to do her job.”
Even though she's not the biggest, she knows that she'll always have the upper hand.
“I’ve loved the game since I started and no matter how hard I work, no matter what happens, I’ll just keep pushing through it. I think I’ll be one of the greats,” Bergeron said.
For dropping 14 points against Oak Hill, she's this week's ACA Athlete of the Week.
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