NewsTribune Athlete of the Week: Fieldcrest’s Connor Reichman

Reichman helped Knights to three wins

Connor Reichman

The Fieldcrest boys basketball team is having one of the best seasons in the history of a perennially strong Knights program.

Fieldcrest is 26-1 overall and 9-0 in the Heart of Illinois Conference. The Knights are three wins away from matching the program record for wins with four regular-season games left.

Senior Connor Reichman has played a key role for the Knights this winter.

Last week, he helped Fieldcrest to three more wins.

Reichman had nine points in a win over Ridgeview, scored 22 points in a win over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and had 17 points in a win over Normal U-High.

“Connor was instrumental in us earning wins last week,” Fieldcrest coach Jeremy Hahn said. “His defense has been really good, and his shot-making was especially key in our win at Normal U-High. I love his intelligence and work ethic. Connor is a great leader.”

For his performance, Reichman was voted the NewsTribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Sullivan’s, Grasser’s Plumbing & Heating and Central Bank.

Reichman answered some questions from NewsTribune sports editor Kevin Chlum.

When did you start playing basketball?

Reichman: I was 5.

What do you enjoy about playing basketball?

Reichman: Teammates and competing.

What makes you a good basketball player?

Reichman: Teammates and a lot of time practicing.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Reichman: Hawaii because I like water and the beach.

With what food could you win an eating contest?

Reichman: Pizza.

What is a TV show or movie you would never get tired of watching?

Reichman: “Friends.”

If you could get advice from any athlete, who would it be and why?

Reichman: LeBron because of the amount of time he has been able to stay elite.

What are your plans after high school?

Reichman: Going to ISU for accounting and a manager spot for the men’s basketball team.

What are your thoughts on your individual performance last week?

Reichman: I thought I played great. I shot really well and played defense and rebounded the ball well.