Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Boys basketball player of the week (2/20): Carrollton Newman Smith's Stephen Spurlock
What he did: In Newman Smith’s 57-56 victory against Frisco Wakeland, Spurlock scored 18 points and made a game-winning free throw in the final seconds. The victory clinched a playoff berth.
Who he is: A 6-5, 190-pound junior forward
The stats: 18 points. Spurlock averages 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.
He said it: “I wasn’t nervous at all. In practice that’s what we work on a lot — free throws.”
Coach said it: “He’s one of the guys that I can trust. It’s just encouraging them to get themselves in a good situation where we can get the foul at that time of the ball game.” — Percy Johnson
Did you know? Spurlock played the guard spot earlier this year but switched to playing more in the paint. … He’s a center fielder on the baseball team. … He missed the first free throw before making the second one to seal the game.
20 points against Euless Trinity
26 points against Sulphur Springs
33 points against Commerce
South Oak Cliff
22 points against Kimball
23 points against The Colony
17 points against Sachse
15 points against Carrollton Creekview
29 points against Rockwall-Heath
19 points against Cedar Hill
Keller Timber Creek
17 points against Birdville