OWEGO (WBNG) - Basketball is life during the winter sports season, but in some homes, it's basketball season year-round. Just ask the Donovans, Will and Kaci, who are conquering the court for the Owego Indians. The brother-sister combo, 12 Sports' Athletes of the Week.
"My favorite thing to do is dunk a basketball," said Owego senior forward Will Donovan. "My first dunk was tenth grade, one of the last practices of the season."
"I love shooting three-pointers," said Owego sophomore Kaci Donovan. "That's my favorite thing."
The Donovans are basketball players at heart.
"(I fell in love with basketball in) fifth grade," said Will Donovan. "AAU with Coach Evans."
"I was probably about in second grade," said Kaci Donovan. "I played rec league basketball."
A passion they developed together.
"I always loved the little games we would always play," said Kaci Donovan. "I always played with the guys when I was younger, so I kind of picked it up quicker."
Kaci continued, "he always made sure I was on the team with him."
"I've taught her to be relentless," said Will Donovan. "All the years of me and her playing in the driveway, I've never let down."
That doesn't mean Kaci has never got the upper hand.
"She beat me in horse," said Will Donovan. "But one-on-one, nope."
You could say balling is in their genes.
"My mom was a big-time basketball player, she had Division-I offers for basketball," said Will Donovan. "My dad never played sports when he was younger because he had to work, but he gave us a different outlook to be appreciative of what we have. We've been given the opportunity to play sports, so, just take it and ran with it."
Parlaying that opportunity into college offers. Will, a senior, just received one from Division-II Mansfield.
"We're looking to go to one year of prep school, or just straight to playing Division-II," said Will Donovan.
Kaci, only a sophomore, already has nine Division-I athletic scholarship offers and will play for the prestigious Philadelphia Belles this AAU season.
"It's in the EYBL League, which is probably the biggest AAU league there is," said Kaci Donovan. "Probably the most competitive league for girls AAU basketball."
Kaci continued, "I don't know what to expect, but I am very excited."
While all eyes will be on Kaci's future, right now the focus in Owego is on the boys, who have won 11 straight since returning from the Craig Sager Memorial Tournament.
"I believe those losses in Georgia have brought our team together for our upcoming games in New York," said Will Donovan. "It just brought us all together."
The Owego boys are rolling through Section IV with a 12-2 record. The Indians put its eleven-game winning streak on the line Tuesday night at Union-Endicott. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m.