Elliot sharpshooter averaging 35 points per game, highlighted by 44-point outburst in opener
Hot hand: Adam Gotelli on fire for Eagles
Adam Gotelli, right, of the Elliot Eagles has come out on fire this season, averaging 35 points through three games, including a 44-point performance in Elliot’s preseason opener.
- Adam Gotelli at a glance
Family: Vicki and Pat Gotelli, parents; Adam's older brother, Sam, played basketball for Elliot and now plays as a freshman at William Jessup.
Favorite team: The University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Favorite athlete: LeBron James, because of "his ability to create for others. He can do anything on the court."
Pairs of basketball shoes owned: "As of right now, probably four or five."
Nike or adidas: "Nike, by far."
Best sports moment: Last year's playoff game againt Forest Lake. Gotelli scored 24, including the game-winning 3-pointer on a drive and kick-out from his brother.
Worst sports moment: The playoff loss to Sacramento-Waldorf. "I had played with those four seniors since at least fifth grade. It still bothers me."
Pre-game rituals: Taking a nap before a game.
Must-see TV: SportsNation.
Favorite local restaurant: El Senor Frog's in Stockton. Gotelli prefers the enchiladas.
Dream car: Chrysler 300
Dream vacation: Italy
Plans: Going on to college and majoring in international business.
The Athlete of the Week is selected by the News-Sentinel staff. Nominations are welcome. Gotelli will receive a T-shirt courtesy of Lodi Sporting Goods for being selected.
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 7:46 am, Wed Dec 5, 2012.
A typical shooting practice for Adam Gotelli is nearly two hours long, usually totaling 200 shots from all over the court.
The Elliot Eagles' junior guard has started off this season as if shoot-around is still going on — and that basket must feel a mile wide right now.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:46 am.