Prep Athlete: New Ulm's Joey Batt
The New Ulm girl's basketball team is 12–4 this season due in part to the play of a three year starter, junior point guard, Joey Batt.
She's averaging almost 29 points a game this year and is our KEYC Scheels All Sports Girls Prep Athlete of the Week.
"It's nice to have a good point guard, you don't know how much they do until you don't have one on your team. She gets teammates involved, she takes some pressure off them, gets them open looks too, so it makes my job easier. My players win the games, not me, and she definitely helps us win those games with everything she does," said Brian Batt, New Ulm head coach.
"My team helps a lot, they get me the ball, they know my strength and weaknesses, and I know they can do what I do as well, so we work well together," said Joey Batt, prep athlete of the week.
Batt is shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc while also pitching in about five steals and three assists per game this season.
The junior also surpassed the thousand point milestone just last month ...
"It was exciting, I didn't know how close I was, but I was told before the game, so I was kind of nervous, but it was fun," said Joey Batt.
"In that game, we were losing, I don't know if we went ahead with that thousandth point or if we were just ahead by a few points, so it was two tenths of a moment to celebrate, we didn't get to do any celebrating until we won the game, and it was a great moment. We didn't stop the game or anything like that. We were rolling after being down for most of the game, so it was in my head I was thinking nice, but mostly I was thinking we have to hold this lead and get the win," said Brian Batt.
Batt's only a junior this season, but plans to play basketball in college once her high school career comes to a close.
Her ability to score from anywhere on the floor is why Batt is our KEYC Scheels All Sports Girls Prep Athlete of the Week.