• December 18, 2014

Player Of The Week

Lometa’s Rivera wins Player of the Week award

Lometa sophomore post Adrian Rivera was voted KDHPressbox.com’s Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-2 Rivera recorded three double-doubles and was named Most Valuable Player as Lometa won the Rochelle Tournament last weekend.

“It feels absolutely great to get this award,” Rivera said. “It means a lot that our small school can be competitive in the voting with those bigger schools. It really is an honor.”

Also nominated were Lampasas’ Alexis Lewis, Harker Heights’ C.J. Bobbitt and Copperas Cove’s Rashard Odomes.

“I could not have received this award without my teammates,” Rivera said. “A lot of credit belongs to my guards because they’re the ones who kept feeding me the ball when I was open. I’m certainly not our whole team, we’re very balanced.”

Lometa head coach Aaron Nuckles was thrilled for Rivera.

“I think it is awesome Adrian received this award,” Nuckles said. “It’s a big deal here in Lometa. It’s a small school in a small community and everyone rallied around for Adrian. We are all very appreciative that he was nominated.”

Lometa is off to a 6-2 start.

“Our goal is to go undefeated in district play,” Rivera said. “I feel we can win our district. Our ultimate goal is to win state. Who doesn’t want to do that? This year, we don’t have any seniors, so it’s especially important that we stick together and play as a team. If we do that, we’ll be fine.”

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