Athlete of the Week: Darius Quisenberry, Wayne High School

Name: Darius Quisenberry

School: Wayne

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sport: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Point guard is four-year varsity player; earned all-league honors his first two years at Tecumseh and named player as a sophomore; named All-Clark County both years; transferred to Wayne last year; collected 20 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, three steals, one block and no turnovers against Fairmont; taking college credit classes; plans to play basketball and major in business and communication at Youngstown State.

Bet you didn’t know … I can dance

Words you live by: The way I do one thing is the way I do everything

Toughest opponent: My sister and brother (Bianca, Malik)

Biggest influence: My father; he was always in my corner and pushing me to be the best I can be

Game-day rituals: Go get shots in the morning; come home and get my Bible time to get my mind right

What’s on your bedroom walls? Youngstown poster; motivational quote; mini hoop

When I’m bored I like to … sleep, go to the gym or eat

Favorite movies: Christmas The Grinch (Jim Carey); Love & Basketball, Lion King

Favorite TV show: SpongeBob

Favorite musical artists: J Cole (favorite lyricist), G Herbo (favorite rapper before games), Migos (favorite group)

I can’t live without: Family and the Lord

I can live without: School

Event you’d like to attend: NBA All-Star Game

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Wendy’s and Longhorn Steakhouse

Favorite smell: Clean clothes

Favorite cereal: Honey Smacks

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Finish Line or Foot Locker

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jay Z because he’s married to Beyonce

Whose mind would you like to read? Females

Place where you’d love to travel? Greece or Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Allen Iverson

Favorite team: Youngstown State

Favorite Olympic sport: Track

Something in the world I’d like to change: World problems, racial peace

Favorite sports moment: Playing with my brother at Tecumseh my sophomore year

Favorite junk food: Donuts

Best thing about basketball: The competitiveness; I love to compete in everything I do

In 10 years, I hope to be … in the NBA

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