When Richard Iwuagwu plays the game of basketball, he leaves it all out of the floor. Blood, sweat, tears, even knee skin.
Iwuagwu plays it as much with his heart, mind and guts, as he does with his feet, hands and legs.
Iwuagwu is a senior guard on the Northern Lebanon boys’ basketball team, and he’s one of the biggest reasons why the Vikings are off to a 6-3 start. Iwuagwu is also one of the unquestioned leaders for Northern Lebanon, but his actions always speak louder than his words.
Around the Lancaster-Lebanon League, Iwuagwu is known for his defensive prowess. But what he brings to the table, night-in and night-out for the Vikings, is all-out hustle and determination.
But besides always guarding the other team’s best player, Iwuagwu is also an adept ball-handler, accurate three-point shooter, an under-rated rebounder and a kid who seems to come up with every loose ball. Off the court, Iwuagwu is out-going, intelligent, respectful and courteous.
Simply put, Iwuagwu possesses an infectious personality. And because he conducts himself off the court the same way he does on it, it’s a personality that never wavers.
– Jeff Falk