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So Good: Big Sky's Jesson Preston

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"He's a great shooter, he's leading the state in threes right now, and he can really shoot the ball.  Kids in the hallway, you can hear them saying 'wow, he can shoot" says Big Sky senior guard Brad Wakai of his teammate Jesson Preston

"Right now, he's (Preston)  got 43 three pointers, which puts him six away from tying the school record.  There's plenty of season left, knock on wood, and that's a nice weapon to have in our arsenal," says Big Sky coach Bryan Ferriter

While he's leading the state in made three pointers now, Jesson is quick to admit, shooting hasn't always been his strength.

"I was never a very good three point shooter freshman or sophomore year, but obviously I've practiced a lot of it during the off-season, and I've had a lot of confidence this year," says Preston.

With practice and confidence, the shot has improved, but there's one thing in particular that sets his shot apart.

"He has an incredibly quick release, It's the quickest high school release I've ever seen as a coach," explains Ferriter.

While his three point shooting is what stands out on the stat-sheet, his personality is easy to detect after watching him on the court.

"Very competitive young man, he'll take you on in tic-tac-toe, ping-pong, whatever it is he'll fight you to victory," adds Ferriter.

Coach Ferriter also mentioned that Jesson can be stubborn, but in a positive way, something Jesson doesn't dispute.

"My parents are both definitely stubborn. They were both athletes, and they expect the best, and expect the best for myself, and my teammates.  When we're struggling, you can definitely see it in me sometimes, and I need to work on it, but I think I'm improving in that,"  says Preston.

Jesson tries to keep his emotions in check during the heat of the moment, his teammates love his competitive style of play.

"I think it's great for all of us, I mean we're all competitive, and going against another competitive guy just adds fuel to the fire.  We go out, compete, and his competition gets higher, so your competition gets higher," adds Wakai.

And about being six shots away from breaking the record, Jesson admits he's excited, but keeps good perspective.

"I've always wanted to break a school record, just to have my name be somewhere in the school it would definitely mean a lot, but if I can help my team get wins, that's more important," says Preston.

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