Placer Tabbed as Athlete of the Week
The Tyler Star News Athlete of the Week for March 4, 2020 is Silver Knights Zack Placer. All season long Placer has played a pivotal role for the Knights Basketball team. He rebounds, plays good defense, passes well and can often hits the shot when needed. On Saturday night against the Wildcats he broke their spirit at the start of the second half. With the Wildcats opening up the second half trailing 32-16, they hit two straight three pointers to pull to within 10.
That’s when Placer then hit two straight three-s of his own to open up a 12-0 run my the Knights to put the game away. Placer also had a good floor game with no turnovers and three steals, two assists and two rebounds. When the 2019-220 basketball season is over for the Knights, Placer will then turn his attention to track where he is a star hurdler for the Knights. He has signed to run track for Concord college following graduation from Tyler Consolidated. He his also a 4.0 student.