From the outside looking in, it’s difficult to decipher exactly how Sammy Light does the things he does on the basketball floor. But that might be the exact secret of Light’s on-court success – we can’t see what’s inside of him.
What makes Light a very good basketball player is that he’s a competitor, inside and out. And his game is based on heart, head, toughness, character and experience, more than physical tools.
Light, a 5-11 junior guard, led the Lancaster-Lebanon League in scoring last season and is one of the top scorers in the circuit this year. He is one of the biggest reasons why the Northern Lebanon boys are in the midst of one of its best seasons in this century, and are in position to enjoy one of the finest boys’ basketball years in school history.
In addition, the Vikings are in line for rare berths in the District Three Class AAA and L-L League postseason tournaments.
A leader with a high basketball IQ, Light can drain the ‘three’ and dish out assists as easily as drive to the basket and start the fast break. But Light’s best attribute might be getting to the free throw line, where he’s a deadly marksman.