By Chelsa Messinger
Every sport has a leadership position. In football, it's usually the Quarterback. In basketball, it's usually the Point Guard. The player who calls the plays, runs the plays, and makes sure everyone is doing their job.
At Northside, that leader is Senior Point Guard Marcus Beverly.
"He's a floor general," said Northside Head Basketball Coach Kenneth Lawrence.
"He's the guy that we have to have the ball in his hands, because he makes things happen for other guys. He's not a scorer, but he's a great assist guy, and he just sets everyone else up."
"I've developed leadership," said Marcus Beverly. "That was the biggest thing. Coach Lawrence always told me to be vocal and talk more. You always have to be a leader, not only on the court, but off the court. If you're a leader off the court, everybody looks up to you, because you're a leader and the point guard," said Beverly.
It's obvious he leads by example. On the court, he's a four-year starter. Off the court, he has a 3.6 GPA. But during practice isn't the only time he's a vocal leader.
"I've heard him over the years," said Coach Lawrence, "talking to kids about their grades, trying to motivate them. He's lead by example, he comes in here early. He sits over here early and does his homework."
This year, he wants to make all A's. Next year, he's heading to either Kennesaw State, Barry College, or Stetson. In the future, instead of running point, he wants to run his own sporting goods business.
"But the most important thing about Marcus," said Coach Lawrence, "is that he's a good person. I truly can say that I've been blessed to coach him for four years."
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