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Student-Athlete of the Week – Dominic Escobar

"I got some hidden talents… I can sing and dance."

That's not all. Dominic Escobar leads the Shadow Hills basketball team in points and rebounds, and holds a 3.71 GPA.

"Him being that student-athlete, he just likes to set examples for the younger kids, our freshman, JV to show them that you can actually be a great athlete and also be a great student as well," said head coach Ryan Towner.

His coach calls him a role model on the team.

"He's never late to practice, he never misses a practice," he said.

"Just being around older guys my whole high school career I've taken tips from them, and just kind of applied it to myself, especially being a senior this year," Escobar said. "It starts here in practice and, you know, whenever people have questions I tell them to come to me, or if someone needs to be held accountable, I let them know."

On the court he's loud, but off he's quiet.

"The biggest baby on our team," Towner said. "He has like a little kid personality, so he's big, strong but when you start talking to him, he's shy, he doesn't really want to talk, he's always laughing."

Escobar hopes to continue playing basketball in college. As for his career, he has a couple ideas, one being architecture like his dad.

"It's pretty cool, and he's built a lot of houses and buildings and stuff. I feel like that would be pretty cool for me too because I have a pretty wild imagination and I feel like I could use that," he said.

The other -- a career in the medical field, to help athletes overcome injuries. Inspired by his personal experience, keeping basketball a part of his life.

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Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.

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