Academic All-Star: Scott Gorton

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM EST

He averages 14 points a game, and has set school records for his three point shooting.

But there's more to Greene High School senior Scott Gorton than that.

He also excels in the classroom and the community.

All of that adds up to make him this week's Academic All Star.

Coaches knew there were big things coming from Greene senior Scott Gorton.

In only his second game on varsity as a sophomore, he set a school record for 3 pointers made in a game, with 8.

Three years later, he holds the all time three point record at his school, with 148.

"When I get in a rhythm, I could have someone draped all over me and it doesn't matter. I go to the gym with my dad all the time, we'll just sit there and I'll shoot hundreds of threes right in a row and once I get a rhythm, I don't think I can miss at all," he says.

But Gorton is quick to thank his teammates for his success.

Saying he wouldn't be close to the record without them.

Gorton also thanks his family.

While he's not setting records on the basketball court, he's hitting the books.

He has about a 90 average while taking advanced placement courses in calculus, English, Spanish and Social Studies.

"I've got a great family at home that helped me with my work and great teachers in Greene are very approachable so if I ever need any help with anything or I have to ask them a question, they'll help me right away and I'll get everything done," says Gorton.

In between school work and basketball, Gorton still finds time to volunteer in his community.

"This year I remember I went and delivered Rotary baskets and the one house I went to I delivered the Rotary baskets and I could see the kids faces just beaming...we're going to have a good Christmas this year and I felt like I helped that and it was just a great feeling for me," he says.

Gorton was named to the All tournament team at the Greene Tip Off and Holiday tournament.

Gorton isn't sure where he'll go to school next year.

He says he would like to continue his career on the basketball court.

And become a math teacher.

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