VYPE’s 411: Findley could fill it up in any classification

Everyone loves a small-town story.

Evan Findley plays for Class 1A TAPPS’ Wichita Christian School out near the Panhandle of Texas. The first-team, all-state selection filled it up, averaging over 25 points and seven boards a game as a senior. He’s filled it up ever since setting foot on the small-school campus.

Whether it is a small-school TAPPS program or a Class 6A public school power juggernaut, the love of the game is equal at every classification. Findley was fueled by the love of the game and would have succeeded where ever he played.

VYPE caught up with the prolific scorer to see what makes him tick.

VYPE: Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And why?

FINDLEY: One of my biggest influences in my sporting life has been my dad. He has made it to almost every game throughout my career and supported me in everything I do on and off the court!

VYPE: What has been your greatest high school memory so far?

FINDLEY: By far my greatest high school memory has been going 10-0 in district in the 2017-2018 season and ultimately winning district.

VYPE: What’s your biggest strength? Or what do you bring to your team?

FINDLEY: I believe that I bring a strong post presence to the team on the court. Grabbing rebounds and finishing down low are specialties of mine. Off the court, I think I fill a leadership role for the underclassmen and my fellow seniors.

VYPE: What do you see yourself doing in five years?

FINDLEY: In 5 years, I hope to have graduated from Abilene Christian University with a major in business management.

VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her HS career?

FINDLEY: Advice I would give is to never play down to the competition. Play each game like it’s the state championship game. Also don’t get down on yourself. Everyone has off nights. Just keep grinding.

VYPE: What do you do outside of sports?

FINDLEY: In my free time, you can catch me at the gym working on my game. Day in and day out, I play basketball.

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