Academic All Star - Corey Mohrien

By wbng sports

February 17, 2011 Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM EDT

Afton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

This week's Mirabito academic all-star is a leader on the court and in the classroom.
But you won't often find him in the spotlight.
And that's just fine with him.
Action Sports reporter Gabe Osterhout introduces us to Afton Senior Corey Mohrien.

"I'm not afraid to tell people if they're doing something wrong, help them to correct it...not being mean or anything."

Afton Senior Corey Mohrien is one of the captains of this year's varsity basketball team.
He considers himself a role player on the team, a tough defender and rebounder.

But definitely not the top scorer.

Corey says, "It's not the most important thing. I prefer grabbing a rebound or stopping someone on defense. I feel like I'm better at that and I feel like that's what I need to do to help the team then i'll do it."

He says part of the reason he enjoys playing basketball so much is because they play together, and no one is in it for the glory.
Mohrien also knows when the basketball season ends this year, his career will also be over.

He says the most important thing is to play the last few games as hard as he can, and not leave anything on the court.

It's pretty sad. I've been playing competative basketball forever, as long as I can remember. It's gonna be pretty sad to have it be all done."
He says he'll also be sad to leave Afton high school where he is currently in the top 3 in his class.

He's on high honor roll and is a member of national honor society.
His favorite subjects are English and history, though he isn't sure why.
Teachers say he's a joy to have in class.

"Corey as a student is fantastic. He's reliable, he always gives 100 percent. You can count on him to follow through on every task he sets out to do and his academic approach is disciplined."

So is his approach on the basketball court.
That's why Corey Mohrien is this week's Mirabito Academic All-Star.
In Afton, Gabe Osterhout, Action Sports.

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