Pawhuska's Easton Kirk – Character Counts Presented by Blue Sky Bank

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Pawhuska High School varsity basketball player Easton Kirk is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard and a junior on the Huskies basketball team. 

Under head coach Jake Christenson, Kirk has excelled at the point guard spot and is helping his team win games. The Huskies are 11-5 in Class 2A with big wins over Newkirk, Dewey, Barnsdall and Hominy.

“The season is going good. We’ve had some close, tough loses and we’ve had some good wins. We’ve won eight of the last nine and are on a six-game win streak as I’m answering your questions,” said Kirk. 

Kirk and the Huskies have a love for the game and when they take the floor, they play for one another. 

“It’s a brotherhood for sure. We’re all just a bunch of guys that love the game of basketball,” said Kirk. “What I love most about this team is how much fun and excitement we bring to the game. Like I said, we’re just a bunch of guys that love the game of basketball.”

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Kirk also plays football and baseball for Pawhuska High School, but as a student-athlete, Kirk places his academics over athletics. 

“Academics are very important to me. I’m a student-athlete, notice how the “student” comes first. I know if I don’t make the grades as a student, I can’t make the plays as an athlete,” said Kirk. 

Kirk has noticed the community of Pawhuska always comes out to support the teams, regardless of the sport. 

“The community. They want us to succeed just as much as us players and coaches do. It really is special to have a community that loves and supports us as much as these guys do,” said Kirk. 

Kirk can count on his family always being somewhere in the crowd. 

“I would have to say the biggest influence on my life would be my older brother, Cameron. Just his work ethic, competitiveness, and drive to be successful at whatever is really admirable and influential,” said Kirk. 

When he is not playing a game or in practice, you can find Kirk spending time with the people closest to him.

“If I’m not hanging out with friends, it’s definitely getting dubs on Fortnite,” said Kirk.