Mikey Buscetto nabbed 55% of this week’s votes to become statewide CPTV UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week. The junior is a guard on the Waterford High School Boys Basketball team.

The Lancers won three games in four days the week of Feb. 13. Buscetto, a 5’9″ enigmatic guard, was a big reason why. Waterford cut down East Lyme 86-80, Monday night, as Buscetto collected 29 points and 14 assists. Mikey scored 28 the next night in Waterford’s 8-point win over Woodstock Academy. He had another double-double in another tough one against Windham in the team’s third game in four days, Thursday: 14 points, 13 assists.

If all of that was not enough, the night before CPTV’s Frankie Graziano visited Buscetto at Waterford High for the UChoose interview, the junior drained a buzzer-beating three that downed Killingly, 68-65. Buscetto talked to Graziano about the game-winning shot and his hot streak (three double-doubles in four games) in the CPTV profile that can be seen in the above video player.

Voting was introduced in the CPTV UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week poll in October of 2014. Since that time, over 80 winners have been crowned from 50 different towns. 300,000-plus votes have been cast in that time in support of our student-athletes recognized for their fine play on a weekly basis. Fans may participate in a given poll each Saturday at 6 p.m. until Monday night at 6 p.m.

Be sure to follow CPTV on  Twitter and Facebook, @CPTVSports on Instagram for additional coverage of Connecticut sports. Also, feel free to email us at sports@cptv.org for potential story ideas.

sharing-ct-logo

“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

Share YOUR story, too. Honor a woman who has made an impact in your life or tell us your immigration story. Post a photo and caption on our web page at cptv.org/womenswork. Find out more »

Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

Latest Episode: Women's Work: Ellen Murray