Posted: Friday, 07 December 2012 1:01PM

O-Zone Prep Spotlight: James Denton, MV-BT/Liberty Basketball



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. - There has been no shortage of success in Eagle Country of late as Mountain View-Birch Tree/Liberty High School has stormed the South Central Association in both football and boys basketball.  A big reason for that success is junior James Denton, in this week's O-Zone Prep Spotlight.  The Eagles' WR/DB helped lead Liberty to the class 2 state quarterfinals this season.  The 5'10" guard also returns for his second season starting for the basketball team.  The 3-sport star will then wrap up his junior season on the track team.

James' honors include 1st team All-SCA, 1st team All-District, and 2nd team All-State in football.  He was a 2nd team All-District guard as a sophomore in basketball.  On the track, he was All-SCA and All-District in the 4x1, 4x2, 4x4 and triple jump.  James qualified for state in the first three events.

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FAVORITE FOOD - Chicken

FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS - Megan Fox

FAVORITE TEAM - Clemson Tigers


James plans to continue his sports career after high school and even beyond that.

"I'd like to pursue a career involving sports."

Before he graduates James would like nothing more than to bring a state title home to his community.

The Eagles have won four straight games and will go for number five Friday night hosting Licking.

For more stories, videos and photos from James Denton click on the link.


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