Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · January Athletes of the Month


Congratulations to our Athletes of the Month for January, Taylor Morris (Girls Basketball) and Nathan DeBerry (Boys Basketball).

Taylor Morris was nominated by Coach Smith.  Coach Smith had this to say about Taylor “Ever since coming to Northridge Taylor has been a leader on and off the court.  After losing many players throughout the season Taylor has been one of the consistent players to come out each practice and game and give it her all.”  Taylor has led the lady knights in scoring and assists during the month of January.  Taylor says her reason “WHY” for playing basketball is because she is able to, and it is fun.  She also thinks she is pretty good at it (we agree).  She loves to push herself and her teammates to be better.  She says her role model is her Brother Jed. “he always pushes me to be my best and is my best friend”. She hopes to play college basketball somewhere after high school.  Her favorite subject is US Government, favorite food Pasta, favorite music is Rap and favorite movie is the Blind Side.

Nate DeBerry  was nominated by Coach Johnson.  Coach Johnson had this to say about Nate “Nate is very passionate about basketball, and gives it his all when playing.  I am grateful I had the chance to coach him these past years”.  Nate had career highs in scoring and rebounding against Davis and Fremont in the month of January.  After high school Nate hopes to play college basketball somewhere.  His reason “WHY” for playing basketball is it brings him happiness.  His role model is Michael Jordan.  Favorite subject is Math, favorite food sandwiches, favorite music is rock and favorite movie is Coach Carter.