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Athlete of the Week: Robert C. Byrd Dual-Sport Athlete Justin Noble

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The only thing more impressive than playing two sports, is being great at both of them.

"He means a great deal, especially in Class AA. There's just very few teams that have someone like him. He just creates real matchup problems for everyone, being 6'5 and 240 pounds," Robert C. Byrd Boys Basketball Head Coach Bill Bennett said.

"He was a dominant player on the line. Whoever we played, they had to do some work to find wherever Justin was at, especially at end. He did a great job at end. He has about as good of hands as anybody on the team," Robert C. Byrd Head Football Coach Bruce Carey said.

"I've been a lineman my whole life and then finally getting to play tight end is what I really wanted to do. Then finally, I've been coming into my own on the basketball floor. That's what I really wanted," Eagles junior center Justin Noble said.

Justin Noble was a First Team All-State selection for the RCB Football Team this past fall. But once the winter rolls around, he throws in his football jersey for a basketball jersey, where he leads the number one team in Class AA in rebounds with 10 per game. It's a transformation that he says can only be done with hard work, and a lot of it.

"You just never lose focus. I mean, whenever I had a free day in the football season, I would go work on my basketball skills. It kind of just happens within itself," Noble added.

Justin's sister Alicia was a 12Sports Athlete of the Week last year. Coaches say the two share a similar skill set.

"I hear Justin can sing real well. He won't do it for us. But I hear he has a real good voice, and his sister is the same way," Carey said.

"She set the bar pretty high. She would come out and sing the National Anthem and go out and get a double-double. I mean, it's crazy. She was just unbelievably talented and he is as well," Bennett said.

"It's kind of nice not having her in high school now. Now I don't have to compete with her and stuff. But I mean, it was fun. It was always something to look forward to during the week," Noble said.

If you're wondering where he's headed next year, he'll stay put at Robert C. Byrd High School. He's only a junior.