Athletes of the Month: Senior Ethan Kitch and Junior Beverly Lamis

Athletes of the Month: Senior Ethan Kitch and Junior Beverly Lamis
Senior Ethan Kitch: Basketball
Senior Ethan Kitch: Basketball

The Oracle: How has your last season on the Gunn varsity basketball team been?

Ethan Kitch: There’s not a lot of things in life basketball-wise that can replicate high school basketball. So I’m just trying to make the most of it, and as a senior, I try to do the same things I did the other three years: work hard and play as well as I can, and be the best teammate that I can be, and always learn from where I am falling short.

TO: Who or what inspires you in basketball?

EK: My family, for sure. Everyone in my family is a really good basketball player — my little sister is really good too. Just being around a bunch of people who love basketball so much has been great. I will continue playing basketball until my body can’t handle it because I just really enjoy playing. There’s something unique about when you have a lot on your mind and then just being able to play basketball for an hour or go to a pickup run. (Basketball) is like a separate path you can always get better at and connect with the people you’re with.

TO: What highlights or challenges have there been?

EK: Getting to be out there playing competitive basketball is always fun, and (I’m) just trying to cherish that as a senior. Just being on the court with my teammates and working hard together is what I love about basketball.

Junior Beverly Lamis: Basketball
Junior Beverly Lamis: Basketball

The Oracle: What has it been like, being one of the team captains for the first time?

Beverly Lamis: This season, I’ve really been able to fall into my point-guard leadership and really lead the team on and off the court, which has been a great opportunity.

TO: What has been the most memorable moment this season?

BL: It definitely has to be the Paly game. I was on varsity my freshman year when we played Paly at Paly, and we lost by 20 or 25 (points). I played okay in that game, but then this year, we got to play Paly at Gunn, and we knew we could win and we ended up winning by like 20 (points). It was just great to see such a good student section come to our game and actually support us, which we don’t really get often. It’s always been my dream to beat Paly at Gunn.

TO: What have been some personal accomplishments for you this season?

BL: This season, I really focused on being a court manager and manage how we are playing as a team, as the point guard. I was able to accomplish getting people the ball and being able to adapt to different defenses and on offense. One of my personal goals this season was to average more than 15 points (per game), and I’m averaging 17, which has been pretty good.

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Senior Safina Syed is a features editor and SEC liaison for The Oracle and has been on staff since January 2021. When she's not reporting, you can find her listening to music, reading and cooking.
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