Athlete of the Week: Jordan Diehl, Springboro High School

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Athlete of the Week: Jordan Diehl, Springboro High School

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Jordan Diehl

Name: Jordan Diehl

School: Springboro High School

Sport: Basketball

Class: Senior

Age: 17

Claim to fame: 4-year varsity letterman

Bet you didn’t know: I still have a scar on my foot from a stingray run-in when I was 4.

Toughest opponent/why: Beavercreek because our senior class has been battling their senior class since third grade

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

Favorite movie: Tommy Boy

Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries

Favorite musical artist/song: Perfect by Ed Sheeran, no matter how overplayed it is

Favorite pro athlete/why: Kevin Love because he can play inside and outside, is consistent, and does the little things

Favorite smell: Movie theater popcorn

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s chicken and rice casserole

Game day rituals: Shooting with my mom before I leave (she’s my shooting guru)

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Emma Watson because I identify with Hermione

Words you live by: “If you ain’t first, you’re last” — Ricky Bobby

Biggest influence/why? Charlie McMahan, my pastor at Southbrook Church, because I’ve learned a lot from him

I am most annoyed by: Braggards

You can’t live without: My family

Most embarrassing moment: A wardrobe malfunction on a waterslide

In 10 years, I’ll be: Hopefully in the middle of my residency preparing to be a brain surgeon

Best thing about basketball: Celebrating with my teammates after a big win and all of the friendships I’ve made

Worst thing about basketball: Being sore and getting beat up

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Lima beans

Favorite junk food: Movie theater popcorn

Favorite school subject: Science

Last DVD or video game I bought: The movie Argo

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Coach Benj

Love to trade places for a day with: LeBron James

When I’m bored, I like to: Play board games or card games with my family

Worst habit: Worrying

On your bedroom walls: Pictures with my friends

Talent I’d most like to have: Singing

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