Athlete of the Week: Tony Boddie Jr., Stivers School for the Arts

Tony Boddie Jr.

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Tony Boddie Jr.

Name: Tony Boddie Jr.

School: Stivers

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Career-high 33 points against Jefferson; team is second in city; third-year varsity player at shooting guard

Bet you didn’t know … I’m a family guy

Words you live by: Humble

Toughest opponent: Dunbar

Biggest influence: My dad

Game-day rituals: Listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls? Ohio State basketball picture and Ohio State logo

When I’m bored I like to … find ways to be better

Favorite movie: Bad Boys 2

Person who would play you in a movie: Mike Epps

Favorite TV show: Martin

Favorite musical artist: Tupac

I can’t live without: Basketball

I can live without: Food

Event you’d like to attend: Kevin Hart comedy show

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Benihana

Favorite smell: Versace cologne

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Saks Fifth Avenue

Vegetable you won’t eat: Tomato

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

Whose mind would you like to read? My dad

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: American government

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers and Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Basketball

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

Favorite sports moment: Hitting a game-winner or scoring a lot of points to help my team win

Favorite junk food: Skittles

Best thing about basketball: Having a bond with my teammates

In 10 years, I hope to be … if NBA doesn’t work out, successful with my own business

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