Dansville boys basketball guard Clay Soule doesn’t consider himself a scorer.
So when the junior launched a half-court prayer as the first quarter came to a close in last week’s win over Laingsburg, he was as surprised as anyone when the ball ripped through the net.
“In practice, sometimes, we do around-the-world three point shots with half-court shots to win it,” said Soule, whose heave was voted the LSJ prep video of the week. “I’ve never made one of those.
“Everyone was kind of shocked.”
Just a few months after Soule helped the Aggies’ football team to its best finish in school history – earning a Division 7 district championship on the way to a 10-2 season, he’s helped the basketball program get out to a perfect start.
Dansville is currently sitting atop the Central Michigan Athletic Conference, having already grabbed four conference wins in its five games, and Soule said the last few months “have been crazy.”
“People don’t really expect (much) out of Dansville, and we keep going and grinding,” he said. “Even a lot of past alumni didn’t think we were going to do as well as we did in football.
“As it goes it gets better and better.”
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