Athlete of the Week Dec. 31: Taylor Azer, Concord

Athlete of the Week Dec. 31: Taylor Azer, Concord

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Athlete of the Week Dec. 31: Taylor Azer, Concord

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TAYLOR AZER

Senior * Concord * girls basketball

Scored eight points in a 73-53 victory over Tatnall on Saturday and added eight points in a 39-32 victory over St. Mark’s on Sunday as Concord won the Delaware Cup bracket in the Diamond State Classic at the St. E Center.THE WEEK:

“I try to bring a lot of energy and a lot of motivation to everyone,” Azer said. “When someone gets down, I try to pick them back up.”THE SPARKPLUG:

“She’s always the first one on the floor at practice,” teammate Meghan Doogan said of Azer. “She’s always running, the hardest worker. She’s a really good teammate and a good leader.”THE WORK ETHIC:

The 5-foot-4 Azer isn’t one of the Raiders’ major scoring options, but she did hit a 3-pointer in each game. “When I see an open player, I try to pass the ball to them,” she said. “I try to get them shots, and they do the same for me. I try to play good defense and keep everybody positive.”THE PLAYMAKING:

“She’s not afraid to go down the lane,” coach John Armstrong said. “I tell her she’s not a forward, but she’ll go down there and draw that foul. She’s just a good player to have on your team. We’re glad to have her.”THE COACH SAYS:

The Raiders went 13-9 last season, losing to eventual state champion St. Elizabeth 54-51 in the second round of the state tournament. This season, Concord is ranked fifth in the state after a 5-1 start. “We definitely want to go to the championship, or at least the final four at The Bob,” Azer said.THE GOAL:

“My favorite subject is English,” Azer said. “… I love the books we’ve read so far and I like the projects we’ve done.”THE CLASSROOM:

Azer wants to continue playing basketball in college. She is considering Neumann University, Eastern University, Washington College, Cedar Crest College and Messiah College.THE FUTURE:

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