Airline basketball has always been known over the years to produce some quality talent. It's part of the reason why they are always in our conversations every year.
Despite some early injuries that has depleted their roster, they have still jumped out to a 5-2 start, a big reason why is the red-hot play of their junior point guard Trent Ivy.
"It was kind of hard. You just have to kind of fight through it and, like coach says, next man step up," Ivy said.
It's kind of ironic he's become the motor of the team as of late. That's because the only passion that he has the matches basketball, are luxury cars. Not just studying these vehicles because they're fast and shiny but because he wants to make a career of building automobiles. .
"I was just looking and it might be a good thing for me to do. I was doing research on it and I was like, "yeah, I should do this.'"
Lexus. BMW. You name it, he knows it. He credits a lot of that focus to his cerebral mentality as a point guard and, in many regards, his passions go hand-in-hand.
"I like math. I like to work on stuff hands-on and just doing stuff on the top of the brain."
For now, his primary focus is driving his team down the right road.
"You just have to go to the track everyday to work hard to be a good team and just pushing each drill."
More reason to believe this team will be racing strong to the finish line at year's end.