In Feb. 25 Issue
Adam Justice can score points in bunches and on a given night can drop 20 points on the opposing team.
The Laker senior is looked at as one of the team's best inside offensive presences and a fierce defender.
While being on the varsity roster and seeing significant minutes most of his career, the leadership and production he is supplying as a senior can be counted as one reason the Lakers are having one of their best seasons in recent memory.
“I've just had a really good time playing,” Adam said.
“Just everything that has to do with being a Russell County basketball has been great.”
Speaking of great, Adam's favorite moment came last season when the Lakers upset the top-seeded Warren Central Dragons, 65-57, in the opening round of the 4th region tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, one of the biggest wins in the history of Russell County basketball.
He also spoke highly of coach Willie Feldhaus and where he has helped guide the program.
“We wouldn't be where we are without him,” Adam said.
“I know he puts in a lot of hard work and long hours into this program and we wouldn't be anywhere near this good without him.”
Being such a tight-knit group, Adam credited the friendships that the Laker teammates have as another reason the Lakers have been so successful.
“We just all like each other and have a good time together,” he said.
“We just love to play basketball together.”
Adam's mother, Kim McFall, has been very supportive of Adam and his twin brother Lucas, also a senior member of the Laker basketball team.
“All of the parents of all the players have really been there for us,” Adam said.
“Of course my mom has always been there for me ever since youth league, taking me to all the practices and everything.”
With his final season nearing an end, Adam Justice said that not everything happens the way you expect it to or want it to.
“You've just got to take what the world gives you and go with it,” he said.
In Adam's case, a strong rebound and a quick putback may be just that.