Athlete of the Week: Tyler Shultz


Tyler Shultz

Tyler Shultz was one of the leaders of the basketball team through his hard work and dedication.

Tierra Mahute, Staff Writer

Tyler Shultz is a senior on the basketball team, and although he didn’t get as much playing time on the court as he wanted, he still loved the game just as much as anyone else.

He always was motivating the team and for his efforts Shultz is this week’s athlete of the week.

BluePrint: How did you get involved with basketball?

Shultz: watched my older brother and best friend play in my driveway.

BluePrint: Why do you play basketball?

Shultz: I enjoy competition and spending time with the team.

BluePrint: Do you have any advice for younger players?

Shultz: Attend the summer practices, make yourself better every day.

BluePrint: If you have any advice you could give to the shorter basketball players that love the sport, what would it be?

Shultz: Just because you’re short, doesn’t mean you can’t rough up with your opponent.

BluePrint: What do you do in the off-season to improve your game?

Shultz: Go to the gym to lift and play basketball with friends.

BluePrint: Who is your biggest inspiration to you as a player and why?

Shultz: My brother. He encourages me in everything I do.

BluePrint: Are you content with how your senior year of basketball is playing out?

Shultz: Absolutely. Nobody thought we would make it where were at now.

BluePrint: How tough was losing last weekend against Red Bank Valley?

Shultz: For me it was hard, it was the last time putting on #40 for Bellwood-Antis. It was also the last time I was playing with my team.

BluePrint: Are you happy with how your senior year played out?

Shultz: Our goal was to have 10-12 wins. Our final record was 20-7. I think that answers itself.

BluePrint: The main starters are all returning players next year, how confident are you in them?

Shultz: They brought us to states this year. I can’t even imagine how good they’ll be next year. I believe in all the returning players.

BluePrint: Why did you make weight lifting a priority in your life?

Shultz: I was a chubby kid, I didn’t like the lifestyle I had. Lifting helped not only lose weight but it helped me meet other inspirational people. I want to become the next Arnold.

BluePrint: What are some of your fitness goals?

Shultz: Some of my goals are to eat healthy, train regularly, set goals for myself, make new friends, and the most important is to never give up.