Although 2020 has admittedly been a rough year for Launceston's Sejr Deans, the 17-year-old is still shooting.
Deans has been named the youngest-ever winner of the Launceston Basketball Association Brett Smith division one MVP award following his premiership season.
In the final alone, Deans shot 33 points and led his young Launceston City Rockets side to a 102-73 victory over the Southside Rebels.
"I think as a team we played really well and pieced everything together on the right night and obviously came away with the win," he said.
"I was happy with my game. Really I just came in with the mindset of wanting to win.
"Growing up I've watched a lot of the guys I was playing against and looked up to so many people in the league so getting to be in that position was a real honour to me."
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The year 11 Launceston College student was full of praise for Smith, who also happens to be the premiership-winning coach following his award win.
"Brett did an amazing job all year just bringing our team together and building a culture that I've never really been a part of in a club basketball standpoint before.
"He did so much extra for our team - we did stuff off the court, everyone was always at training, the group was just very together and it really showed on the court."
And the compliments certainly weren't just one way, with Smith returning serve by praising Deans' work ethic.
"Nobody works harder on his game - if he's not on court shooting, he's in the gym working on his athleticism," Smith said.
This year has seen Deans miss a variety of national and international events but he is still training as hard as ever to better his game.
"At the moment, I'm really just working hard and seeing how it all unfolds because obviously nothing is set in stone for the future," he said.
"Hopefully under-20 nationals [scheduled for February 2021] goes ahead but I'll just prepare for that like it's going ahead and if it doesn't, there isn't much I can do about it.
"It's going to be a tough ask, especially with what's going on in Victoria."