Rennie scores at high level for SCA Knights

Published 8:21 pm Friday, November 29, 2019

George Rennie was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after scoring 23 points in a win for the Knights boys’ basketball team.

The Suffolk Christian Academy boys’ basketball team has gotten off to a solid start this season. They opened with probably their best win in the last year or so, with a 64-46 win over Lawrence Academy. Rennie scored a team-high 23 points for the Knights in that game.

“I am the type of player who really builds off of momentum,” Rennie said. “Before that game, I had scored 47 in our opening scrimmage. So those types of things don’t only carry into the next game but the rest of the season as well, which has consisted of me hitting my shots and finishing at the rim.”

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Through five games, Rennie already has multiple 20-plus scoring nights. Coming into the season, he wasn’t quite sure he was going to play at such a high level. Last season, he was mostly coming off the bench for the Knights, so it was a goal of his to earn the trust from his coaches. Now that he has done that, along with becoming a better leader, he has excelled. Rennie was always confident in his ability, but with the start he has gotten off to this season, he admits that it has been a bit surprising.

“We have some very talented guys on our team,” Rennie said. “I just try to do what’s best for the team, whether that’s scoring 25 a night or scoring six points with 10 assists. I’m all for it. Each game, I feel like I’m getting better and better.”

As far as goals go this season for Rennie, he wants to be able to maintain a high level of playmaking for his team, which he hopes can lead to more wins. He wants to have a winning mindset for SCA this season, and he is willing to do whatever he can to help his teammates achieve that.

His motivation comes from his parents. Rennie thinks the worse feeling to have in sports is to let someone down, so he plays hard for his parents and for his school so he never has to feel that way. He dedicates all his play to God, who has given him the ability to do so.

Going forward, Rennie is excited about the team’s potential and feels that as they continue to hit their stride, it can be a special thing.

“I’m just looking forward to how we gel as a unit,” he said. “We have so much talent on the team, and we will be very dangerous when we hit our full stride.”