Hoop shoot

Roxboro native Rhys Fitzgerald, pictured center in white, won the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot state championship in the 10-11 age group by making 22-of-25 free throws Feb. 11 at Grimsely High School in Greensboro.

When Rhys Fitzgerald woke up on the morning of the Roxboro Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot in January, he was less than thrilled for the competition. It took some convincing from his father, Hunt, but Rhys reluctantly took part.

Weeks later, after Rhys knocked down 22-of-25 free throws and was crowned the Hoop Shoot state champion in the 10-11 age group, he was glad his dad, successfully convinced him to participate after all. 

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