Many may overlook just how big an achievement it is to start a Varsity sport as a Freshman. When you break it down, though, it’s really an impressive feat. Think about when you were 13-14 years old, and all the fear of the upperclassmen because they felt so much bigger (and they were.) For most freshmen, it’s all they can do to stay as far away from seniors as possible. However, for one special hooper in East Palestine, he’s running with the pack.
Jonathan Bertovich has been training for this season his entire life. All the extra practice, the AAU, has all led to a starting spot on the East Palestine Varsity Basketball Team. This isn’t a PR move, this isn’t a rebuilding year, the Bulldogs are expected to be in the thick of the EOAC Basketball Title Hunt, and “Berto” is a big reason for it.
He can shoot from anywhere on the floor and can jump out of the gym on any given night. Quite simply, Bertovich is making his name known in basketball circles all over.
YSN’s Tim Figley caught up with “JB” to talk about his transition from middle school to the big show.
All that and more on this week’s East Palestine Basketball Player Profile: A FRESH START FOR BERTO
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