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City League Stars: Sam Whitaker

Sam Whitaker, Columbus International class of 2023, is a first team all-city basketball player who helped change the basketball culture at his school, along with his senior teammates, who have been playing with him since 7th grade. He talks about barely seeing any fans in the bleachers his freshman year to now seeing big crowds on his senior night, all supporting a basketball program that has some very respectable wins.

Sam wants to play basketball in college, and he's committed to efficient rebounding and giving 100 percent effort in every circumstance, regardless of the score. He wants to study architectural engineering when he continues his education.