Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week: Rhashaun Epting
IC Catholic sophomore forward Rhashaun Epting has emerged as a top player for the Knights after being a contributor as a freshman. His recent 25-point outing against Montini gave the Knights a crucial win in their quest to the win Suburban Christian Gold for the third year in a row. Epting, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about the win and the outlook for the season.
What was working for you against Montini?
My team did a good job of getting me looks and they opened me up. I got a big help from Will [Lyles] and Clark [Brinkman]. They just did a good job the whole game and I just kept sticking with it and eventually scored.
Montini is a bit of a rivalry game for you guys. Do you get excited for those games?
We do get excited for that game because all the fans come out and we get a big crowd every time we play Montini, no matter the game or if it’s here or there. It’s always good to get a win against them.
How well do you think the team is playing so far?
We’re playing good. Our record is pretty good, 8-1 [entering Thursday], but I think we should put away some of these teams earlier.
Was it tough to be a freshman on varsity last year?
It was a lack of confidence and I just would lose my edge sometimes. I realize this year you got to keep positive.
What do you think you’ve improved from last year?
I think I’ve gotten quicker and more importantly my attitude has improved from last year.