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High School Athlete of the Week - Chad Morsette

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Beulah senior forward Chad Morsette rises up to shoot during a Region 7 semifinal against Glen Ullin-Hebron on Tuesday, March 5, at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. (Shelby Reardon / The Dickinson Press)3 / 7
Beulah senior guard Chad Morsette drives to the basket against Dickinson Trinity during the Region 7 Tournament Championship Game on Thursday, March 7, from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. (Patrick Bernadeau/The Dickinson Press)4 / 7
Dickinson Trinity sophomore guard Jake Daniel reacts after being whistled for a foul on Beulah senior forward Chad Morsette Jr. during a Region 7 regular season contest on Jan. 31 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. Patrick Bernadeau / The Dickinson Press5 / 7
Beulah senior guard Chad Morsette tries to steal the ball away from Dickinson Trinity senior forward Aric Knopik during the Region 7 Tournament Championship game on Thursday, March 7, from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. (Patrick Bernadeau/The Dickinson Press)6 / 7
The Beulah boys basketball team celebrates after capturing their second consecutive regional title, defeating Dickinson Trinity 48-46 during the Region 7 Tournament Championship Game on Thursday, March 7, from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. (Shelby Reardon/The Dickinson Press)7 / 7

Chad Morsette, a senior guard for the Beulah boys basketball team, had 12 points, six rebounds, and three steals during the Region 7 Tournament Championship game. The Miners advanced to state for the second year in a row and fifth time this decade following a 48-46 victory over Dickinson Trinity on Thursday, March 7, from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. Through three tournament games, the senior averaged 15 points per game and Morsette was selected to the All-Region team.

DP: What does it mean to be heading to state?

CM: "It means, heading to state, it's a great feeling for the guys and I. We always wanted it this season and we had to work hard."

DP: In the Region 7 Title game, Beulah defeated the Dickinson Trinity Titans. Did it make the moment any more special since it came against those guys?

CM: "Yes, it makes it more special, because we did it on their homecourt and it's tough to play here in this big atmosphere."

DP: When did you start playing basketball and what is favorite this about it?

CM: "I started playing when I was maybe like two or three (years old). And my favorite thing is just putting the ball in the hoop, dribbling, posting up, shooting."

DP: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?

CM: My favorite athlete was my dad, or LeBron James."

DP: If you had one thing that you would eat for the rest of your life, what would be?

CM: "The one thing that I would eat is Indian Tacos."

DP: What was the best movie or television show that you've watched recently?

CM: "The last movie that I saw was Den of Thieves."

DP: Why do you wear the number 23?

CM: "I wear it cause my dad wore it and because LeBron James, of course."

DP: Either or: Snapchat or Instagram?

CM: "Snapchat."

DP: Are you a good dancer or you a bad dancer?

CM: "Good dancer Native American-wise, but other than that, no."

DP: Coke or Pepsi?

CM: "Coke."

DP: Basketball or anything else?

CM: "Basketball."

DP: What is your favorite sports memory?

CM: "My favorite sports memory is going to state right now."

DP: Who are your biggest inspirations to succeed?

CM: "My biggest inspirations are my dad, and my teammates, and my coaches."

Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at pbernadeau@thedickinsonpress.com. Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers (TCPalm.com) in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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