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Scholar Athlete of the Week
from Eyewitness Sports Online


Student: David Ward
School: Scott
Primary Sport: Basketball

He has come along way since he starting playing as a junior, but David Ward has stepped up in a big way, and after this State Tournament, every one knows who he is now.

"David showed himself," said Scott head coach Jason Kingery. "I've had about 7 different colleges contact me in last two days and that's wonderful because David is a product of hard work."

Ward saved his best games for his last, leading the Skyhawks in scoring over a three game period.

"A couple of years ago he didn't play because he didn't want to work hard two years later look at him now he's getting scholarship offers he's a hard worker grown up as a young man and hats off to David Ward," said Kingery.

Unfortunately, the season didn't end as expected for ward and Scott, losing the state title game to Oak Hill, something he was looking forward to since the start of the season.

"We wanted to win it," said Ward. "I'm happy to be here but I'm not happy with our performance."

Ward carries a 3.5 GPA, carrying his work ethic over to the classroom as well.

"I do my work," said Ward. "I don't lay around and sleep and do all of that stuff.

Even though the season and his career is over, ward will never forget his days as a Skyhawk.

"Its been fun, I'm going to miss all of my friends and playing with them every day and being around coaches its just going to be sad," Ward said.

Ward is still undecided on where he will play next.

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