Scholar Athlete of the Week: Columbus High’s Gray Voltz

VOLTZ MAINTAINS A 3.8 GPA WHILE PLAYING BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL

The Columbus Blue Devils Boys basketball team is battling for a playoff spot in GHSAA 1-AAAA. Junior guard Gray Voltz leads the team and region in steals (3.6 per game), sits second in the region in points (18.4 per game), and carries the team in assists.

“I like competing. That’s my favorite thing. Competing against other teams and trying to win. I just like the atmosphere of being out on the court and helping my teammates win.”

The 5’11”, 145 pound guard does not care so much about the stats. Voltz focuses on the team and building chemistry under Head Coach Quantavias Allen.

“His first year and he’s already done so much for us. He cares about how we are as men and not just basketball players. It helps a lot.”

Coach Allen keeps the boys focused in the classroom as well. Voltz averages a 3.8 GPA while taking many AP classes. The junior stays busy with baseball in the spring, so he is very determined when it comes to his studies.

“Right after practice I go straight to Sylvan Learning Academy, and I normally go there and do a lot of work or I go home right after practice, right after baseball.”

Voltz’ dream is to play college basketball and study computer science. When asked about his love for technology, he said one day he got curious and opened up a computer.

“Ever since then, I’ve always loved to build computers and see how they work.”

Volts puts in a lot of time and pays attention to detail, so he had this advice for his younger self.

“Probably work a lot more outside of practice and stuff. Work a lot on your own when no one is watching because that really helps, that’s really important.”

Congratulations to Gray Volts, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.

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