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