Sports Person of the Week - Da'Vantre Vitor - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sports Person of the Week - Da'Vantre Vitor

Da'Vantre Vitor holding 4A state title trophy. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC) Da'Vantre Vitor holding 4A state title trophy. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

It's a feeling every high school athlete dreams of.

For the first time since 1987 Washington-Marion was a State Champion

"I was just speechless, when that buzzer went off I didn't believe that it happened," said Chargin' Indian point guard Da'Vantre Vitor.

"We said we were at the crossroads and the crossroad came and we crossed it," Washington-Marion head coach Albert Hartwell laughed. "But this year we made up our mind that nothing was going to stop us and if we got a chance we were going to take it all the way this year."

A key part of this years post-season run was senior point guard Da'Vantre Vitor. 

In four playoff games leading up to the state title, Vitor scored 20 or more points.

"My teammates really rely on me on the offensive end," said Vitor. "So, I couldn't let them down. I had to do what I had to do."

However, his biggest performance may have come in the state semifinals

With no hesitation, Vitor buried shot after shot for a game high 24 points. 

"That's what the crowd expects from me," Vitor said. "That's what my team expects from me. At the end of the game, I know the ball is in my hands. It's nothing to be scared of. That's what my team needs from me."

Pressure?

It didn't phase him. 

Vitor was born with that clutch gene.

"Like when I'm hitting shots like that everything becomes easy for me," said Vitor.

Now the attention shifts towards Vitor's future in college basketball.

He currently remains undecided but has drawn interest from in state schools like Grambling, Southern and has even caught the eye from power five universities like NC-State. 

"There's no doubt in my mind that he can play anywhere he wants to," admitted Hartwell. If he decides he wants to, he can go do it."

With a few months left before graduation, Vitor has that dream school in mind.

"Louisville, playing basketball for Rick Petino," said Vitor. That would be a dream come true for me."

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