Moore’s Ashanti Day – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By Kelsey Baucom

The Moore Lady Lions basketball team is loaded with talent as they returned all five starters to the court this season. One of these players is 5’6 point guard and VYPE Top 100 selectee Ashanti Day. As a junior, Day already has a scholarship offer from Texas State. In an area with so many great players, Day is a talent that may be flying under the radar for some.

The Moore girls have had a great season so far. After a couple of extremely close losses in the beginning, the Lady Lions have been on a hot streak winning eight games in a row and currently sit with a 10-2 record. Day has been enjoying herself every step of the way and has big goals for the rest of the season.

“My team and I have had some really big wins,” she said. “My season has been nothing but fun times. I hope to get a gold ball and a ring when the end of our season comes.”

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Day’s favorite thing about competing for her high school is getting to play alongside the lifelong friends she has made and in her words, “putting Moore basketball on the map.” She competes not only with skill and energy, but aims to maintain a level of character on the court as well.

“Having good character in athletics means a lot,” she said. “Nobody wants to play with anyone with a bad attitude and a coach wouldn’t want to recruit someone with a bad attitude.”

To recognize an athlete of character is also to acknowledge those who have poured into them over the years. For Day, it is her parents who have been her role models.

“They have showed me you have to work hard for what you want and you should never give up on something that could take you far in life,” she said.

Outside of athletics Day is involved in National Honor Society and Fuse, a group at Moore High that helps the incoming freshmen with school and adjusting. After high school she will go on to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a dermatologist.


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