Athlete of the Week: Seth Asiimwe

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: School Sports , Basketball

Nauset senior Seth Asiimwe. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

HARWICH Although Nauset forward Seth Asiimwe finished with 18 points during the Nauset boys basketball team’s 50-45 victory over Monomoy on Monday, two points really stood out above the rest.

Literally.

Asiimwe’s loudest bucket of the night came during the second half when he threw down a thunderous right-handed slam dunk to finish off a breakaway that began with a steal near midcourt. Once he reached the block at the bottom of the paint, he took off with his left foot and soared to the rim for a highlight-reel finish.

“That felt good,” said Asiimwe, a senior from Brewster. “I had my first dunk against this team — actually during the first home game — and it felt really nice to get another one the last time we’ll ever play them. We’ve always been rivals with this school and it was really nice to close it out like that.”

Asiimwe’s 18 total points led all scorers. He’s been a key figure for Nauset, which improved to 16-3 and has been among the Cape’s best teams this winter. With just one last regular season game scheduled for Thursday against Nantucket in North Eastham, Asiimwe acknowledged the Warriors feel as if they are peaking at the perfect time before the postseason.

“It feels really good to be full strength. It feels like the good old days,” he said. “It feels really nice to go on this last good roll with my boys — we’re having a good year and hopefully we can keep it going in the tournament.”

 

Email Brad Joyal at brad@capecodchronicle.com.

Twitter: @BradJoyal