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Walton's Alex Campbell- Scholar Athlete of the Week

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When it comes to basketball, there's few that know the game better then Walton High School Senior Alex Campbell. The Senior guard has been a Varsity starter since his Sophomore season, and when it comes to hoops, Alex does it all.

"I can play all the positions," he said. "Whether it's the guard spot, the power forward spot, I'm able to hit free throws, get rebounds."

"Not many people can do that," said Walton head coach Brad West. "It brings a comfort level. If you have to sub or if you get into some foul trouble, it makes things  lot easier when you have a guy that can do that."

Alex is doing a lot of that for the Braves this year, averaging 11 points and 7 boards per game, while dishing out three assists.

"He's a very complex player," said Junior teammate Rosheen Blackmon. "Anywhere coach puts him, he can succeed and do what we need him to do to win games."

That success isn't just limited to the hardwood, as Alex doesn't just balance a perfect 4.0 GPA at Walton High, he's also carrying a 4.0 as a dual enrolled student.

"It just takes a lot of hard work, late nights hitting the books," said Alex. "I can play basketball all I want, but I can't do it unless I have good grades."

"I won't say they come and tell me things- I will say that!" laughed coach West. "They come make sure the other guys are doing what they're supposed to do. They're great leaders. It makes my life much easier."

That leadership echoes from the classroom to the court, as Alex serves as a team captain in his final season as a Walton Brave.

"If the ball's on the floor, he's the first guy on the floor," said coach West. "If we need a big rebound, he gets that rebound."

"It's very good that we do have a player like that because it gives us someone to look up to- and he's a senior this year, so it's going to be some big shoes to fill," said Rosheen.

"Hopefully my final mark is being able to represent this school the best I can, having a top GPA, and get a district championship," said Alex.

Not a bad mark to leave for someone who, when it comes to basketball, has done it all. Alex said his plan is to continue his basketball career in college, where he wants to study sports medicine or sports management.