York senior guard Charlie Rose was one of two Dukes to be named to the all-tournament team at Palatine’s Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic. Rose, who was the starting quarterback for the football team in the fall, and the Dukes went 4-0 to win the tournament for the second year in a row. Rose, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about the start of the season.
How do you think the season started for your team?
We did pretty well as a team. We really clicked so it was a good start for us.
What’s different about the team this year compared to last year?
I feel like this year were really senior heavy. We’re pretty deep and we’re really balanced. Any guy can lead us in scoring any night so whoever is hot we give him the ball.
Is it tough to transition from football to basketball?
It’s not that tough. I’ve gotten used to it in the second year now (on varsity). It takes a couple weeks to get my shot back, but nothing other than that.
Do you prefer football or basketball?
What goals do you have for the season?
We have high expectations as a team. Our goal now is to win conference. We haven’t done it in a few years.