Gamer of the Week: Robert Clutter of Calvary Baptist
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to junior Robert Clutter of Calvary Baptist Academy.
Robert plays for the highly successful basketball team at CBA. Recently, the 6-foot, 5-inch forward displayed his dominance on the court with a season high of 31 points and 11 rebounds against Hannan High School. The Patriots went on to win by a thrashing score of 80-39. Robert continued his impressive run against New Life Christian Academy of Summersville in the Hoops Classic at West Virginia State University with 16 points, securing another win by a score of 74-57. With a 7-2 record, Robert has a team-leading 7 rebounds per game and is the second leading scorer with 16 points per game.
Since he was 6 years old, the sport has grown to something he likes a lot. When asked about what he loves most about basketball, he said the competition is what makes the sport so enjoyable. Ultimately, it’s the competition that can make a player better. On both sides of the ball, his size grabs the attention of his opponents. With that said, he becomes a bigger target and makes it more difficult for him to play his game.
His coach David Spencer told us “with his size and strength on and off the ball, his presence is known.” When brought onto the team last year, Coach Spencer says he can see how he has matured and become more active with his teammates.
Robert has straightforward goals. “I want to play to the best of my ability, and honor God,” he said. When asked about his inspiration, multiple figures came to mind. Coach Spencer, his parents, Paul Massey who is a parent of another friend, and of course his teammates. However, a recent goal has been used as an inspiratory factor for Robert and the rest of the team. Two years ago CBA won the state title, but fell in the first round last season.
“We had an early exit last year, and we want to justify that,” Coach Spencer stated.
Retaining the state crown is the set goal. As a small school, picking up “Marquee wins” against bigger opponents is what will help achieve their goal.
Mr. Clutter holds a 3.76 GPA and is the son of Gregory and Jennifer Clutter. Besides basketball, Robert plays the piano and is active in the youth group at River Ridge Church. After high school, while unsure about where he wants to attend, he plans to study architecture.
Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.
Luke Nelson has a B.S. in Health Science and is a Revved Up Fitness Coach at Teays Physical Therapy Center.