Braves senior excels in tennis, basketball


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While playing tennis and basketball at Brownstown Central High School, Skylar Thompson said he uses whichever hand will give him the most success.

“I play tennis left-handed,” he said. “I’m dominant left-handed, but I can switch it up. It just depends on what I have to do.

“I shoot right-handed in basketball. In basketball, I like doing everything right-handed. My left hand just isn’t as strong as my right hand is.”

During his sophomore year in basketball, Thompson split his playing time between junior varsity and varsity. He moved into the starting varsity lineup early in his junior year, and he has started ever since.

Thompson said he prefers to play in the low post, but if he is playing high post and goes out to shoot a jump shot, he would rather shoot from the right side.

“That is probably my dominant spot, on the right side,” he said. “I don’t mind going outside. I like to shoot the outside shot when I need to. I’m just dominant in the post right now.”

He said he switches between high post and low post with fellow senior Brett McCory.

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