Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Feb. 15: Geno White

TJHS senior averages 19 points per game, helps lead Raiders to basketball district tournament.

Athlete of the Week:

Thomas Jefferson High School’s Geno White, boys basketball, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Feb. 15.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Biology.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I like going to watch new movies.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Both my mom and dad.

Q: Do you have a pre­game/competition ritual or post­game tradition, and what is it?

A: Before the game, I listen to music and do a complete dynamic warm up. After the game, I get a smoothie.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Colors” by Tee Grizzley.

From the sideline: Senior Geno White’s season average is 19 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. In the last two weeks, Geno has been on a tear helping his team clinch a playoff sport. Versus Decatur, he had 34 points and 18 rebounds in a winning team effort. Geno has been our heart and soul and as he went, we followed. He brought intensity and competitiveness to these last few games. Something clicked in Geno’s game that he could do more than just score and started to impact the game more by so doing so. He allowed his teammates to seek more opportunities and in the end, helped create easier shots for himself. Our biggest superstar is the team and with Geno playing engaged with his teammates, it allowed us to play at the higher level.