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Westside High School's Frank Booker is the Augusta Chronicle Player of the Week.   EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Westside High School's Frank Booker is the Augusta Chronicle Player of the Week.

SCHOOL: Westside    YEAR: Sr.    POS: G        HT./WT.: 6-4/185

With basketball, two hands is not always the answer.

When he was first getting into the game, Westside’s Frank Booker used both hands to shoot, something he knew he should fix as he realized basketball was the sport for him. And with the help from his dad, Frank, who is a former pro player, Booker started getting it right, using one hand as the guide.

Now and he’s knocking down 3s from almost anywhere. It seems if Booker is given space, he’ll shoot, no matter how far out from the basket.

Booker used the combination of marksmanship, driving and defense to put up a big week, which included a 63-51 win at Laney. Booker had 33 points in the game and is this week's Augusta Chronicle Player of the Week.

“Now it’s lock and load, let it go,” Booker said, describing his shooting.

Booker has led the Patriots to a 15-2 start, firing over defenders if given space or driving by them if they dare to get too close.

The senior hopes Westside goes to great heights this season, and if it gets there, he’ll have his dad to thank for the improvement.

“With him guiding me and pushing me, it’s hard to not work hard,” Booker said.

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