Derby High School basketball player Naomi White is the Derby Athlete of the Month.
White said she loves playing with this group of girls and is excited to see what the future holds for her and the team.
“What I love most about my team and teammates is that we treat each other just like a family and will always have each other’s back through anything,” White said.
The sophomore is a shooting guard for head coach Daniel Harrison. She can also play small forward.
“Naomi has worked extremely hard on her game this offseason in order to be considered for an important role on this year’s varsity. She is an excellent athletic who finishes strong at the basket. She is also one of our most tenacious defenders who really makes it hard for opposing team’s ball handlers. I believe she will have a breakout year and really make positive contributions to our success this year,” said coach Harrison.
White is focused on basketball and schoolwork. Her favorite subject in school is Geometry taught by Mr. Burns. Away from the classroom, White said she volunteers with her parents in the community and on McConnell Air Force Base.
“I love the friendships and connections I make while being a student-athlete. I also enjoy the community support that Derby provides to our programs,” said White. “I enjoy hanging out with my friends, training for basketball, and reading.”