Last call for Peaster
Matt Peaster will never play in an all-star game again, at least while attending Manchester Academy. The senior scored four points Saturday in what might have been his final high school basketball game.
“I was kind of surprised about the selection,” Peaster said after receiving an invitation in the mail a few weeks ago. “I was pretty excited.”
Peaster said he had more fun the week before the actual game, going down to the practices, more so than the football. He was the first Maverick since David Adams in 1997 to be selected for the football and basketball all-star game.
“I was really blessed to be able to go, it was tons of fun,” he said.
Peaster was also honored recently after being voted one of the top ten finalists for the Mississippi Wendy’s High School Heisman which celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.
Peaster will look to finish his high school career in the next few months with a state title in track and field. He hopes to bring home a championship in the 800-m dash and 300-m hurdles.
There might be a few athletic opportunities available for Peaster after Manchester he admits, but he plans on making a career in chemical engineering.
“We’ll see what happens.”
Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 March 2011 22:18)