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Athlete of the Week: Air Academy's Corbin Garver

The Kadets (12-2) attribute success to strong, selfless senior class
Posted at 10:34 PM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-16 13:52:54-05

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Air Academy HS senior, Corbin Garver has loved the game of basketball since second grade.

“I just loved the dopamine rush of swishing shots and stuff like that," Garver explained with a smile. "I just fell in love with it since then and I was going to be tall, so might as well go all in.”

Standing at 6-foot-5-inches tall, Corbin Garver played post for many years. However, he wasn't satisfied with only scoring points in the paint.

“I knew if I wanted to take my game to the next level or play at the next level I was going to have to develop a 3-point shot," Garver said. "I worked pretty hard at that going into my freshman year and made it happen.”

Now the senior is truly a triple threat. Corbin can dribble, pass and score from any spot on the floor. These skills helped him earn a college scholarship to Colorado State University Pueblo.

Barry Clark has seen a lot of talent in his 15 years as the Kadets' head coach, but he explained how Corbin's humility and love for his teammates makes him stand out.

“Corbin is extremely humble," Coach Clark said. "He is a scoring threat so you have to account for him, but he is not afraid to pass and when other people are scoring he’s the first one celebrating them, he just loves to see his teammates succeed.”

Coach Clark attributes a lot of his teams' success to the selfless, strong senior class of six.

“We're probably the closest team I’ve ever met," Corbin said. "It’s basically like playing with your best friends and your brothers every time, so it’s great.”

The 12-2 Kadets will face league rival Cheyenne Mountain on Friday.