Perkins-Tryon’s Cade McCutchen: Character Counts Athlete Presented By Perkins Primary Care

By Travis Sloat

Plenty of teenage athletes have goals. Few have as detailed a list as Perkins- Tryon guard Cade McCutchen.

“Personally, I just want to help my team as much as possible,” McCutchen said. “I want to do whatever it takes to help the team, whether that be scoring, assisting, rebounding, or whatever. I just want to win and help my team as much as possible.”

McCutchen went on to describe team goals in just as much detail, and with just as much focus on making those around him better.

“As for the team, of course our goal is to win a state championship,” he said. “But also we want to grow together and be able to trust each other 100% of the time no matter the situation.” We want to win games and be able to compete with every team we play, no matter who that may be.”

McCutchen plays power forward and small forward for the Demons, and he said he fell in love with the game of basketball when he was in third grade.

“I try to go into any situation with confidence,” he said. “I love having the ball in my hands and having my teammates trust me in those situations. I also try to push them every day, whether that be on the court, in the weight room, or even in the classroom. I want them to be the best they can be. I don’t want any of us to take this for granted, because time flies, especially in high school.”