Sterling High star guard Wyatt Sisco’s do-everything reputation extends far beyond just the basketball court.
“He’s just a natural leader and kids from all walks just seem to gravitate to him,” Eagles’ coach Cody Slate told Texas Scorecard of his star point guard, who also competes in football, track and golf at Sterling. “He leads by example in the way he works nonstop at everything he does.”
For Slate, the 5-foot-7 battler has almost emerged as a coach on the floor, filling up the stat sheet for the Eagles to the tune of 6 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals a night.
“He does everything,” Slate added of his junior co-captain, who posted a similar seasonlong stat line as a sophomore last year. “We’ve had a slow start to the season (6-11 overall, 1-3 in 1A Region II District 11), but because of his leadership and some of our other young guys starting to settle in we feel like we still have at least a chance at the postseason.”
The Eagles’ regular rotation features four juniors and four sophomores, with Slate preaching the need for steady and hard-nosed defense from all of them for Sterling to have any chance.
“In every game that we’ve done that, we’ve pretty much been in the game until the end,” added Slate, who also signaled out junior center Quinton McMullen (9 points, 9 rebounds per game) for high praise.
“He’s just a hustler who doesn’t mind mixing it up down low on the blocks,” Slate added. “He’s a pretty physical player who does all the dirty work for us.”
Slate is hoping it will all off up to a postseason run for the Eagles.
“Getting in playoffs would be a huge success for us,” he said. “We’re taking it all one game at a time.”