Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Alex Minton

Alex Minton of Colgan was named Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for March. (courtesy photo)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Apr 10, 2015

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month chosen by Sports in Kansas for the month of February is James Brooks of the Frontenac High School boys basketball team.

Brooks, a 6-foot-1 senior, has exploded over the month of February by averaging 22 points, four rebounds, three steals, and three assists per game for the Raiders. The sharpshooting 4A-II all-state candidate has scored at least 30 points in three out of his last four games.

Brooks' recent success has helped the Raiders go on a seven game win streak since opening the season with a struggling 4-10 record. Frontenac currently sits at 11-10 and are one of the hottest teams in 4A-II. 

Frontenac, led by head coach Doug Barto, will play Parsons for a berth to the 4A-II state tournament on Saturday at home.  

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Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month over the 2014-2015 school year. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month. 

Labette Bank features 11 branch locations across Southeast Kansas and is a proud supporter of athletics in the state of Kansas. Check them out online here

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month chosen by Sports in Kansas for the month of March is Alex Minton of the St. Mary's Colgan High School girls basketball team.

Minton, a first team all 2A selection from Sports in Kansas, averaged 15.5 points per game over the month of March. She scored 19 in her last career high school game against Meade in the 2A state tournament in Manhattan.

Minton wasn't just a factor on the scoreboard in March as she averaged 5.8 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per contest in leading her team to the 2A state tournament.

Minton wasn't only big in March, she was big all season as she helped her team to a 21-3 record in 2014-2015 and an undefeated CNC league title. In addition to all-state honors, she also earned first team all-area from Craw-Kan this season. This is Minton's second honor for Labette Bank Athlete of the Month after earning it back in January of 2014.

Coach Abby Farabi on Minton:

"Alex has been a tremendous player for our program over the past four years. She has grown as a player and a leader and worked extremely hard to become a player that is on every coaches radar/scouting report. She is the full package and a very coachable kid. I have loved having the opportunity to coach her."

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Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month over the 2014-2015 school year. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month. 

Labette Bank features 11 branch locations across Southeast Kansas and is a proud supporter of athletics in the state of Kansas. Check them out online here

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

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Let your Labette Bank credit card take you there