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Player Spotlight: Carterville’s Jeniah Thompson

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- The Carterville lions are off to a great start in the season and a big part of their offense is Jeniah Thompson. The senior has already committed to playing division basketball right here at Southern Illinois University. Head Coach Matt Crain spoke about how valuable of an asset she is to the team.

"Her thing her whole life has been she's a complete player," said Crain. " She scores she rebounds she passes she defends she gets steals. She just does whatever has to be done to win the game and that's going to serve her well in the college game as well."

"I've always been interested in basketball since I was little," said Thompson. "I've always played basketball. I've just stuck with it even during summer. I travel for AAU and I still played basketball outside of AAU. I just always try to keep a ball in my hand."

Up next the Lions take on Webster on Saturday at the Marshall County Shootout.

Kendra Sheehan

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