This week’s Jennie Stuart Orthopedic – Michael Venable State Farm Player of the Week is Shiyah Forte.
Shiyah is a senior at Hopkinsville High School and a member of the Lady Tiger basketball team.
Shiyah has led her team all season in both scoring and rebounding averaging 13.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
As far as Shiyah’s basketball beginnings, she explained how her journey started late in elementary school.
As far as playing early with boys, Shiyah explained how she has noticed that her past situation has helped her game today.
When asked why continued to play throughout these years, Forte credited her determination and enjoyment of the game.
In preparation for her senior season, Shiyah spent time over the summer playing some AAU ball and working on specific parts of her game.
As far as the sport of basketball, Forte explained some of her favorite things about playing.
Lastly, with just two games left in the regular season for Hopkinsville, Shiyah was asked to reflect on her years at Hopkinsville and was asked this question…
How do you want to be remembered after you leave?
“As a high school athlete, I want to be remembered as someone who gave their all on the court, who never gave up, and who inspired others with their dedication and passion for the sport. I want to be remembered as a teammate who always supported and uplifted others, and as someone who left a positive impact on the team and the school. It’s important to me to be remembered for my hard work, sportsmanship, and the friendships I made along the way”