Name: Mitch Mascari
School: Geneva, senior
Why he was selected: Mascari hit the game-winning three-pointer in overtime to lift Geneva over Wheaton North 66-65 last week. The senior guard caught up with Chronicle sports reporter Jacob Bartelson to discuss his big shot, the team's continued success this season and more.
Bartelson: Did you get to enjoy your shot going a bit viral? Anything fun come out of it?
Mascari: It was awesome to see the love that it got. I did not think that it would get that many views. People saw it from all over, which led to some people that I haven’t talked to in a long time texting me about it which was cool.
Bartelson: What makes your team so dangerous at end of games?
Mascari: I think the biggest thing is that we have the confidence in each other, and our coaching staff to finish out tough games. We try to stay composed and make big plays when they’re needed. We have great chemistry on and off the court because a lot of us have been friends for a long time.
Bartelson: Were you always a great shooter?
Mascari: I was always decent at it, but it was in the offseason before my sophomore year that I started to really work hard on becoming the shooter I am today. I knew that if I could become a good shooter, I could get a shot at being on the varsity team and that motivated me a lot.
Bartelson: I know you’re getting some more college looks. Anything recent after [the recent offer from] Lewis?
Mascari: I’ve recently received offers from Rockhurst University and the University of Illinois-Springfield after they saw me play. I’ve gotten some more interest from other schools as the season has gone on.