Athlete of the week: Blake Miller, Dixie High School

Name: Blake Miller

School: Dixie

Grade: Recent graduate

Age: 18

Sports: Baseball, basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Three-year letterman in baseball and basketball; pitcher earned first-team All-Southwestern Buckeye League as a senior; shooting guard earned first-team all-league and all-district senior basketball season; will attend Wright State University and plans to major in nursing.

Bet you didn’t know … I love wake boarding

Words you live by: Seize the day

Toughest opponent: Anna in baseball

Biggest influence: My dad

Game-day rituals: There’s a playlist I listen to.

What’s on your bedroom walls: Posters of LeBron James and Ken Griffey Jr.

When I’m bored I like to … work out

Favorite movie: The Benchwarmers

Person who would play you in a movie: Adam Sandler

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite musical artist: Lecrae

I can’t live without: Chocolate ice cream

I can live without: Mosquitos

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite home-cooked meal: Grilled cheeseburgers

Favorite restaurant: BW3s

Favorite smell: New shoes

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Nike Outlet

Vegetable you won’t eat: Avocados

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read? Barack Obama

Place where you’d love to travel? Bahamas

Talent you’d like to have? Be better at playing guitar

Favorite school subject: Physics

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

Something in the world I’d like to change: Poverty

Favorite sports moment: Winning in double overtime over Franklin-Monroe on senior night in basketball

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about baseball: Being with my teammates every day

In 10 years, I hope to be … a Care Flight nurse

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