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Featured Athlete: Gilbert Aluga

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Wingspan’s featured athlete for 1/18 is varsity basketball player, sophomore Gilbert Aluga.

Wingspan: When and why did you start playing basketball?

Aluga: “4th grade, I started playing because both of my parents played in college. My dad [played] at Abilene Christian, and my mom at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.”

Wingspan: What do you enjoy about playing basketball?

Aluga: “I love playing and the fellowship it brings. Every team I go to or play for I meet a bunch of new people. Even playing against people I can make so many friends.”

Wingspan: What is the toughest part about playing basketball?

Aluga: “The toughest part is dedication. If you get unfocused you’ll lose your skill fast and it can be hard to refocus.”

Wingspan: How has playing basketball impacted your life?

Aluga: “It’s become a huge part of my life, so pretty much in every way possible it’s changed me.”

Wingspan: How do you balance being a student-athlete?

Aluga: “I stay up late sometimes to finish my school work, or I sacrifice my free time to study.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest inspiration?

Aluga: “My dad, he tells me what I did wrong after every game and pushes me to get better.”

Wingspan: How do you feel the season is going so far?

Aluga: “We have grown a lot as a team, but we have lost some games in district we shouldn’t have. Since we still have eight more games to go, it’s on us to play confident and give us a spot in the running for playoffs.”

Wingspan: What does your future with basketball look like?

Aluga: “I hope to get a few offers this summer, and play Division 1 basketball in college.”

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