Player of the Week: Thibodaux standout Jewel Triggs

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Height:



5-feet, 11-inches

Position:

Shooting Guard



Future home:

I’ve signed an athletic scholarship to play ball at George Mason University.

Favorite basketball memory:



It would have to be when I scored a season-high 31 points in my first playoff game last year. That was a great memory and something that I’ll always remember doing throughout my career.

2014 basketball goal:

I want to our team to win district. I want to make it farther in the playoffs than we did last year. And to top it all off, I want our team to possibly bring home the state championship.



Favorite opponents:

Ellender. My friends Sky Jasper and Kiara Scott play for them, and we all bring out the best of one another, so I’d definitely say that when we get the chance to face them, it’s my favorite games.

Best advice ever received:



Someone once told me, “If you really want it, you may have to do what others don’t have the strength or heart to do in order to get it. Don’t be average – do more and work harder so that you can be great.”

Favorite athlete: LeBron James and Stephen Curry

Guilty Pleasure snack: Honeybuns



Favorite movie: Love and Basketball

Secret talent most people don’t know you possess: I like to draw and I love art. A lot of people don’t know that about me, but I am always drawing, painting or doing something like that when I have a little bit of spare time.

Credentials:



Thibodaux High School standout Jewel Triggs had a heck of a week. For starters, the Lady Tigers are busy preparing themselves for the 2014-15 prep basketball season – a year that possesses high hopes for Thibodaux. But to put a wonderful cherry on top of it all, Triggs signed an athletic scholarship this week to play college basketball at George Mason. Congratulations to Jewel, and we wish her the absolute best of luck in the future. George Mason is getting a standout player. Triggs led the Lady Tigers in scoring last year, including a 30-plus point game in the playoffs.

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