Athlete of the Week: Borfitz more than just a scorer

Norwich senior Josh Borfitz is on track finish with the second-most three-pointers in school history Not just that, he’ll also finish his career in a few weeks as the school’s most accurate shooter from the three-point distance.

Playing for a Purple Tornado team that is the highest scoring offense in Chenango County, Borfitz is his club’s most prolific scorer as well. Combining deadly outside shooting with a new-found slash-to-the-basket game, Borfitz is no longer just a spot-up shooter waiting for a teammate to deliver a timely pass.

“When he came up to the varsity level as a sophomore, he was 100 percent ready as a shooter,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott attesting to Borfitz’s scoring capabilities.

However, Borfitz was more of a specialist rather than someone with a complete game at each end of the floor. In the span of two seasons, the lefty gunslinger has transformed himself from a one-dimensional shooter to the complete package.

Borfitz will now attack the basket, and is second on the team in assists at nearly 3.5 per game. He rebounds at nearly five per contest, shoots 74 percent from the foul line, and now is a capable man-to-man defender. All the while, he is making three-point shots at nearly a 50 percent clip.

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