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Athlete of the Week: Goose Creek's Dantez Bennamon

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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) – He's a two-sport star with a few decisions to make. Goose Creek's Dantez Bennamon is honing in on his future, choosing a college and a sport -- it's a lot of work for this Athlete of the Week.

At Goose Creek, Bennamon is the poster child for athletic and academic success.

"He brings a lot to this school; I don't think it's just this team. He's been a great representative in the community, how he carries himself on and off the court, on and off the field, and he's been an excellent student-athlete. He solidifies what that word means in every way shape and form," said Goose Creek head coach Blake Hall.

Bennamon was a quarterback in the fall, leading the Gators to the Lower State semifinals. Now he's a point guard, guiding a different set of Gators to a 22-2 start.

"It's like – up tempo. I like to play fast. Just get up and down the court. Just pressure people on both ends and always attack on both ends of the court," Bennamon said.

At Goose Creek for the Gators, Bennamon has been a star on the gridiron and the court, but when it came time to choose a college, he says he also had to choose a sport. He says for now, that sport is basketball.

"I knew both would be kind of hard to do, I decided to play basketball. It's what I played first, it's my first love. I mean football, I enjoyed my time playing football and everything and I'll miss it, but it's time for me to focus on basketball now," he said.

"What you get out is what you put in is what you get out of things. He's worked hard on the field, in the weight room, on the court and in the classroom, and that's why he has a 4.0 GPA," said Hall.

Bennamon is on the court now and planning to stay there for the next four years, which should help narrow down his options for the future.

"I think each sport kind of thought he'd go with the other sport so it's hurt his recruitment, but whatever school offers him a scholarship and a handful of schools have, that school will get an excellent representative of their university," Hall said.

No matter what direction he chooses, Bennamon is definitely an Athlete of the Week.  

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