Star student: High school girls basketball manager does it 'for fun'

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Moffat County High School junior Devin Gillette said hanging out with the girls keeps him out of trouble.

He said it with a smile.

Really, the manager of the girls basketball teams enjoys the chance to watch sports and to travel as he films each team's games.

"I just do it for fun," he said.

This year will be the third that Gillette worked filming the games. He started his freshman year, which was also his first year in Craig.

It was a way to meet people and make friends after his move from Riverside, Calif. He still misses the lifelong friends he left but has created a network of new friends here. Hanging out with them is how he spends his spare time.

"Devin is a young man who enjoys being involved in the school environment," MCHS Principal Jane Krogman said. "He is a friendly and responsible student whose dedication to school and extracurricular activities is excellent. Devin travels with a number of sports teams as a manager and is appreciated by coaches and fellow students for his willingness to help out in any situation."

Gillette is a member of the swim team, working his way to a goal of being an Olympic swimmer. Other than that specific plan, what he'll do in the future is fairly undefined.

Gillette said he earns "pretty good" grades and said woods class is his favorite.

"In school, Devin works hard to do his best work," Krogman said.

When he's not hanging out with friends or walking around, Gillette enjoys the TV show "American Chopper."

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