Tampa, Florida -- After giving football a try, Tampa Catholic junior Chivarsky Corbett decided to go back to an old friend, and the relationship is blossoming again.
"Basketball is my first love," he said at the CTC tournament last weekend. "I had to play it."
Corbett is a basketball natural and a gifted scoring machine. He set a personal best last week with 34 points against Life Christian, but his record only stood for one night. He followed that up with an eye-catching 50-point performance against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.
His big night set a school record and took him over the 1,000 point mark for his career. Leaving the gridiron behind gave the 6'6" junior a chance to focus all of his time on the hardwood. Clearly, after scoring 84 points combined on back-to-back nights, the switch has been a good one for the Tampa Catholic hoops team.
"As far as getting into the gym and working on his shot, he's been able to do a lot of that actually," said Corbett's coach, Don Dziagwa. "He's been able to get on our shooting machine and really work on his individual skills."
"His shot's really good, he slices well to the basket, he plays pretty good defense. So, in the right situation and him continuing to work that certainly is going to be a possibility," Dziagwa said of Corbett's college chances.