Getting to Know
Published 10:12 am Thursday, December 13, 2018
Bowling Green School’s Drew Wagner
Bowling Green School’s Drew Wagner is a senior. Wagner is a two-sport athlete, playing basketball and baseball for the Buccaneers.
Wagner is a power forward in basketball and he plays outfield and third base on the diamond.
Wagner was an all-district honorable mention player in both sports last season.
Bowling Green basketball coach Jaron Edwards said Wagner is a great kid and a very bright student.
“A role player on the basketball court. He really does what the coaches tell him to do,” Edwards said. “He’ll go through a brick wall for you. He’s the type of kid that plays really hard at all times. I really enjoy being around him. He’s really grown up since I had him in ninth grade.
“I’ve seen a lot of maturity in him. He’s done a very good job this year, trying to score for us more. The last two years, he hasn’t scored much, but this year, he’s been scoring the ball for us and crashing the boards. He’s worked on his athletic ability. He’s gotten stronger in the post with his work this summer. He’s really helped us a lot this year. I hate he’s a senior. It’s going to hurt when I lose him.”
What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
Getting to learn a lot about the sports from the great coaches.
What do you like best about being a student-athlete?
Getting to manage your schoolwork and also having friends after school to hang out with.
Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
Jaron (Edwards) and (Bowling Green baseball) coach (Justin) Garcia. They’ve both taught me more than I could’ve ever imagined about those two sports.
Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
Kevin Durant. I’ve liked him since he was with Oklahoma City. I don’t know, he’s a 7-foot guard. He can do anything and everything.
The Saints, the Pelicans and the Rockies.
Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
The free fair definitely. Just getting to get out of school for a week and getting to go ride the rides and stuff like that.