The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month chosen by Sports in Kansas for their play over the month of December is Labette County sophomore Tristan Gegg.
Gegg is averaging 22 points a game for the 4A-I #6 ranked Grizzlies this season and has led them to a perfect 7-0 record, which five of those wins came over the month of December. Gegg, a returning all-state selection was also just featured this week in a Faces in KS feature at Sports in Kansas, is one of the premier players in Kansas this season.
Gegg and the Lady Grizzlies, who also feature senior all-state candidate and Bemidji State signee Erica Gartner, are undefeated on the season and will take on Pittsburg at home this Friday. Gegg is coming off a 29 point performance on Friday against Fort Scott as she went 12 of 18 from the floor and 4 of 10 from three pointers. The Grizzlies have been dominating competition, with the exception of a two point win over Chanute, in 2015-2016 by outscoring opponents 428-to-258 over seven total basketball games.
Special thanks to Sean Frye, Sports Editor of the Parsons Sun, for providing the photo of Gegg.
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 2015-2016 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.
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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 email@example.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!