Multiple Teams · Rex Carpenter – Standard Examiner All-Star Athlete


INTERESTS

Food: Sweet and sour chicken

TV Show: Grimm

Movie: Coach Carter

Music group: Drake

Book: Unbroken

Class/subject: History

Favorite Athlete: Stephen Curry

Role Model: “My parents, Mike and Hope.”

What I’d like to win a lifetime supply of: Shoes

Hobby: Tennis

Board Game/Card Game: Clue

Website/App/Video Game: Twitter

Biggest Sports Thrill: “Last year I broke a kid’s ankles against Bonneville and hit a (three-pointer).”

Best advice I’ve ever received: “Coach (Terry) Schriver tells me to keep calm, shoot and not to get frustrated.”

Last week’s accomplishments: After tallying just 11 points all season in limited action a year ago, Carpenter scored 28 points and knocked down seven 3-pointers to lead Roy to a 72-59 victory over Cottonwood on Tuesday.

Carpenter on their performance: “I think we came out pretty strong. We lost four key seniors (from last season’s region runner-up squad) so we’re trying to fill in positions and do the best we can. I was way nervous. I was shooting really bad in warmups. I just got out there and missed my first three and our coach said just keep shooting them. After that I didn’t really miss. I’ve gotten a lot better at shooting from my sophomore to my senior year. I’ve gotten more range and more precise. I think we can just as good or maybe even better (than last year’s squad) if we play together. If we can knock down shots this year we’ll be fine. That’s vital. I think we can finish in top three in region.”

Coach Dan McClure on Carpenter: “Rex is one of the best pure shooters I’ve coached. He’s the kind of kid opponents have to prepare for because of his ability to hit shots. When he hits shots, we are much more difficult to guard because he’s a guy the defense absolutely must account for.”

After High School: “If I can get a basketball scholarship, of course, I’ll take it but I’ll probably look to going to Weber State to study business.”

 Reprinted from Standard Examiner