Faces in the Crowd

Dec. 08, 2014
Dec. 08, 2014

Table of Contents
Dec. 8, 2014

  • The NFL isn't the only place where big hits come in small packages. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is among the majors' shortest players, but with his lightning reflexes and refined mechanics the AL batting champ doesn't produce like it

  • Anthony Davis's rapid rise from overlooked high school junior to NBA phenom mirrors his teenage growth spurt. The Pelicans' do-it-all big man with lofty goals is off to a historic start this season—and he's only 21


Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Asia Durr | Douglasville, Ga. | Basketball

This is an article from the Dec. 8, 2014 issue Original Layout

Asia, a senior point guard at St. Pius X Catholic High in Atlanta, scored a game-high 40 points in a 63--52 win over Chamblee High. The reigning Georgia Gatorade player of the year, last season she led the Golden Lions to a repeat 3A state title. Asia, who has signed to play at Louisville, helped the U.S. 17-and-under team to gold at worlds in July.

David Newberger |Rockford, Mich. | Water Polo

David, a senior driver at Rockford High, had a goal and five steals to propel the Rams to a 12--3 defeat of Hudsonville High and a third straight state championship. He led the team in goals (115) and steals (99) and was named Michigan's player of the year. A USA Water Polo Academic All-America, David was 148--1 in his three years as a starter.

Yujeong Son | Norman, Okla. | Golf

Yujeong, an eighth-grader at Washington Irving Middle School, shot a 6-under 207 for a one-shot victory in the Junior All-Star Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. Last July, at 13, she became the youngest Oklahoma women's amateur champion. Yujeong is ranked 35th by the American Junior Golf Association.

Nahshon Garrett | Chico, Calif. | Wrestling

Garrett, a junior at Cornell, went 3--0 in the 125-pound class at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals, beating opponents from Kutztown, North Carolina State and West Virginia to help the Big Red win all three of their matches. The national runner-up at 125 last season, Garrett was the 2014 Ivy League wrestler of the year.

Rachele Schulist | Grand Rapids | Cross-country

Schulist, a sophomore at Michigan State, finished fourth at the Division I championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with a 19:54.30 on the 6K course. It was the fastest of four top 25 finishes by the Spartans, who won the program's first national title. Schulist opened the season with a win at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in a personal best of 19:37.80.

Hunter Lile and Jared Reagan | Booker, Texas | Football

Hunter (far left), a quarterback, and Jared, a wideout—cousins and Booker High seniors—broke state career marks in leading the Class 2A Kiowas to their first perfect regular season. Hunter set marks for yardage (14,408), attempts (1,677) and completions (1,047); Jared had a record 391 catches.

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