Newcomer of the Year
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Carl Fitch of Springdale; Division I Boys Newcomer of the Year; photographed on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, outside ...
SCHOOL Springdale High
THE SCOOP The forward led Springdale in scoring, rebounding and blocks as a junior despite entering the season without prior varsity basketball experience. ... Fitch averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game in 7A-West play this season, scoring in double figures in 13 of 14 games -- nine straight to end season -- with a high of 22 points. He scored 20-plus points twice (at Springdale Har-Ber, vs. Bentonville High) and 15 or more five times while shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor. ... Fitch battled an ankle injury during the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic that sidelined him for the better part of two games, but returned to score 14 points, grab nine rebounds and block four shots in the Red'Dogs' league-opening win vs. Rogers Heritage.
DID YOU KNOW Fitch, for at least 30 minutes of each Springdale practice during the season, worked out with longtime Springdale coach Steve Price on footwork and low-post moves and, has occasionally since the end of Springdale's season. Fitch also enjoys hiking.
QUOTABLE "I felt like I maybe could have done more to get us further than we went because we missed the state playoffs, but next year that's definitely the goal," Fitch said. "I'm working on better post moves and just more variety. I think teams gave more attention to me (in the second half of conference). But we've got to learn to start games fast and finish games."
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Newcomer of the Year
http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/mar/26/all-nwadg-basketball-division-i-team-20/?sports-prep Newcomer of the Year NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Carl Fitch of Springdale; Division I Boys...
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article / 1-6-2017
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jan/06/basketball-fitch-growing-up-fast-for-sp/ This article was published January 6, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. By Scottie Bordelon Basketball: Fitch growing up fast...