Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Dionte Blanch

East Lake H.S.

Basketball/Junior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS:

Blanch hit a milestone last week by surpassing 1,000 points for his career. The junior helped lead East Lake to a championship in Sanford at the Arrow Force Holiday Classic and scored a game-high 26 against Steinbrenner in the first game of the Clearwater Central Catholic New Year Invitational.

SEASON STATS:

Blanch entered last Friday leading the Eagles with 23.5 points per game, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals.

STREAK BUSTER:

Since being paired up in the same district with St. Petersburg three years ago, East Lake’s winless in nine games against their league-leading foes. Blanch and the Eagles will try to end that skid in St. Pete on Jan. 15.