Featured Athlete: Ashley Anderson

Grade: 11 | Sport: Basketball

Featured Athlete: Ashley Anderson

Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

Wingspan: When did you start basketball?

Anderson: “I started basketball between the age of 4 and 5.”

Wingspan: Who encouraged you to start basketball?

Anderson: “I’m not really sure I guess I just loved the competitive nature of the game.”

Wingspan: What is the hardest part about basketball?

Anderson: “Everything in basketball is challenging but I think the hardest part is being able to apply your basketball IQ at game speed.”

Wingspan: What’s your favorite part about basketball?

Anderson: “My favorite part about basketball is playing with a team and accomplishing obstacles with others.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest role model?

Anderson: “My biggest role model is Kevin Durant because encompasses all quality traits.”

Wingspan: What is one thing people think about basketball that isn’t actually true?

Anderson: “A lot of people believe that basketball players need height to play but that in fact is false.”

Wingspan: Do you have any superstitions?

Anderson: “I do not have any specific superstitions.”

Wingspan: Do you have a pre game routine?

Anderson:My pregame warmup is to listen to music, but I have one specific song “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra.”