Athlete of the Week: Keaira Youngblood, Beavercreek

Name: Keaira Youngblood

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Basketball

Class: 2017

Age: 18

Claim to fame: Seven 3-pointers on my senior night

Bet you didn’t know: I was born in Guam

Toughest opponent/why? Alter because they are very disciplined

Favorite book: Where the Red Fern Grows

Favorite movie: Avatar

Favorite TV show: Scandal

Favorite musical artist: Kehiani

Favorite pro athlete/why? Michael Jordan because he never gave up and didn’t take no for an answer

Favorite smell: Right after it rains

Favorite home cooked meal: Lasagna

Game day rituals: Rest, eat a chicken sandwich and wear my orange crocs

Person who would play me in a movie/why? Grace Park

Words you live by: Offense wins games, defense wins championships

Biggest influence: My parents because they taught me to never settle for anything less than my best and are my biggest supporters

I am most annoyed by: People who are extremely loud for no reason

You can’t live without: My phone

Most embarrassing moment: Fourth-grade choir concert when we were supposed to stop singing and I kept going

In 10-years, I’ll be: Finishing up med school to become a neurosurgeon

Best thing about basketball: You learn to push yourself and do things you never thought you could

Worst thing about basketball: Early practices

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Cauliflower

Favorite junk food: Vanilla wafers

Favorite school subject: Math

Last DVD or video game I bought: Age of Adeline

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Love to trade places for a day with: Simone Biles

When I’m bored, I like to: Sleep

Worst habit: Biting my nails

On your bedroom walls: Sports pictures from when I was little

Talent I’d most like to have: Being able to hold my breath for a really long time

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