When a game is on the line, or the stage is bright, Springbrook (MD) 2016 guard Falu Seck does not shy away from picking his team up and carrying them to where they need to be.
In the region championship just a year ago against Dundalk, he dropped 28 points to launch the Blue Devils into the state tournament in College Park. And though they lost the ensuing game by a hefty margin to eventual 4A state champion Meade, he’s returned to his “big-game” ways in the young 2015-2016 season.
“He brings a lot to us,” Springbrook coach Darnell Myers said. “Three year varsity player; in big games he shows up.”
Though it may be premature to be talk about a state championship run while in December, Seck has done almost everything in his power to make sure Springbrook stays on the right track come March.
He’s averaging 20 points per game through the first four games, and a donut hole still stands in the loss column. Out of those four games, three have been double-digit wins, including two by 23 points or more.
“We have a chip on our shoulders,” Seck said. “Nobody is really talking about us and that motivates me.”
Seck brings a vast repertoire to the hardwood that includes a fluid outside shot and will to run the floor at almost any point in a game. He has speed, a motor, and enough firepower to separate himself, and his ability to finish with contact around the rim makes him a dynamic scorer. Defensive prowess on the perimeter is also one strong suit he exploits on a nightly basis.
“My team counts on me to do a lot,” Seck said. “Scoring, defense and leadership. Just try to do everything that I can.”
Being a three-year varsity player, Seck does his best to not only bring the scoring and defensive goods to the table, but be a leader on a team that features seven underclassmen.
“I just try to be a leader out there,” Seck said. “We got a lot of young kids. If they see me playing hard, they’ll be doing the same.”
Seck said he has an offer from Division I Virginia Union and interest from James Madison, Kent State and Loyola.