The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

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Creating History: Jake Goode selected for San Antonio All-star Game

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Jake Goode shooting a 3-pointer against San Marcos.

Senior basketball player Jake Goode in the San Antonio All Star game. Due to an injury he will not participate however he will go down in school history.

Goode has been dealing with a stress fracture in his back for a month but he’s given the team his all by playing through it. Another one of the many reasons Jake has earned his spot on the select roster. 

“It’s a blessing to be able to represent not only Smithson Valley but the area as a whole.” Goode said. 

Goode’s teammates and staff are very proud and supportive of his acchievement. One of his teammates, Jason Cruz, has been friends with him since Kindergarten and has been playing basketball with him since the third grade.

 “I’m really proud,” Cruz said.”I’ve known him since I was little and it’s a big accomplishment for him” Cruz said.

Assistant coach Issac Thornton is not surprised by Goode’s selection. “ No not at all I’ve gotten to watch Jake since pre-season he’s been putting in a lot of work along with the core group of seniors” Issac said.

Goode’s hard work paid off this season as he dropped a career high 33 points against San Marcos this season including another career high of 6 3-pointers in one game.

Goode’s unique blend of height and shooting makes him a great floor stretcher and rebounder. 

Goode believes that “I’m a leader on the court and all the hard work I’ve put in” is a couple reasons he deserves his spot.

Cruz also notes Goodes performance off the court. 

 “Honest person that knows how to make people smile and happy,” he said.

Goode believes that he shouldn’t have been the only ranger on the team.

 “I can’t name them all but Gavin Londrie, DJ Onezine and Jason Cruz are all I would say worthy of that slot” 

A San Antonio All-star game selection is a unique award that Goode recognizes as a big achievement “I would say it’s definitely been at the top of my personal accolades as a player” Jake said.

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