CANFIELD, OH – There have been plenty of dynamic players that have walked through the doors of South Range High School over the years, some take their talents to the football field, others the hardwood, and a few grace the diamond, but the things they all have in common is that they all are leaders in their respective sport and they all live in the moment of putting on that burgundy and gold jersey with the name South Range on the front of it.
No one embodies that pride and leadership more than senior, Michael Patrone. Patrone has been prepped for this situation for a long time coming as he was able to lead the Raiders football team this past season as the starting quarterback as well. Michael’s ability to rally his troops and get ready for battle on any given night is truly amazing to witness. He has a unique ability when it comes to leadership to be able to lead by his talent on the field and court but also by being a vocal leader for his teammates even if he isn’t on the floor.
Patrone, currently in the middle of his senior basketball campaign, is averaging 10.3 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game. When talking to Michael, he will be the first to give credit to his teammates before ever claiming any success on his own, but not only that, he will be the first to tell you that he is not even worried about individual success, he just wants to win!
This mindset of wins means more than anything, has started to rub off on his teammates as well, as the Raiders are currently starting to heat up just in time for the playoffs. Michael and the Raiders will look to continue their team success this week as they will take on the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals on Friday, the Jefferson Falcons on Saturday, and then the Conneaut Spartans in the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday.
YSN’s own, DJ Yokley, was able to sit down with Michael via video chat this week to talk about the current season, how COVID has affected him and his senior seasons in football and basketball, what Patrone’s plans are for after high school, what his thoughts are on the upcoming playoffs, and much much more!
Take some time today to check out this exclusive player profile with South Range Raiders basketball senior star, Michael Patrone!