Athlete of the Week: Dallas Jones, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Dallas Jones

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Basketball, soccer, track

Claim to fame/honors: Named second-team All-Greater Catholic League in basketball last year; ran on 4x200 relay team that qualified for state meet; carries 3.3 grade-point average

Bet you didn’t know … I was named after the Dallas Cowboys

Words you live by: Plan the work and work the plan

Toughest opponent: Alter Knights

Biggest influence: My mother because she stands with me in all I do. My stepfather who encourages me to do my best and be the best. My brother and sister who stand with me through the ups and downs.

Match-day rituals: Putting on my Beats headphones and listening to Beyonce’s Lemonade album

What’s on your bedroom walls? My name plaque, 8th-grade graduation picture, and a poster of Lebron James

When I’m bored I like to … Read and listen to music

Favorite movie: The Matrix

Person who would play you in a movie: Keke Palmer

Favorite TV show: The Fosters

Favorite musical artist: Beyonce

I can’t live without: My family

I can live without: Homework

Event you’d like to attend: Olympics

Favorite book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mac ‘n cheese and steak

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite smell: Dolce & Gabbana “Desire” perfume

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Macy’s

Vegetable you won’t eat: Asparagus

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jada Pinkett Smith

Whose mind would you like to read? My brother

Place where you’d love to travel? London

Talent you’d like to have? Drawing

Favorite school subject: English

Favorite athletes: LeBron James and Allyson Felix

Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

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

Favorite sports moment: Getting 18 points against Carroll

Favorite junk food: Sour Patch Kids

Best thing about basketball: Improving, scoring, shutting people down on defense, and winning

In 10 years, I hope to be … a film writer making my major debut in Hollywood on the big screen

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