Athlete of the Week: Vinson Walker, Northmont High School

Name: Vinson Walker

School: Northmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Second-year varsity small forward averages 13 points and nine rebounds for Thunderbolts

Bet you didn’t know … I wasn’t born in Ohio; I was born in Virginia

Words you live by: Always work hard

Toughest opponent: Trotwood-Madison

Biggest influence: My mom

Game-day rituals: Listen to music and eat Sourpatch Kids Watermelon

What’s on your bedroom walls? Picture of a basketball hoop

When I’m bored I like to … play video games

Favorite movie: Fridays

Person who would play you in a movie: Chris Tucker

Favorite TV show: How to Get Away With Murder

Favorite musical artist: J. Cole

I can’t live without: My phone

I can live without: My TV

Event you’d like to attend: Game 7 of NBA Finals

Favorite book: Watches Go to Birmingham

Favorite home-cooked meal: Pork chops

Favorite restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse

Favorite smell: Polo Red cologne

Favorite cereal: Apple Jacks

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Nike

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

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

Whose mind would you like to read? Russell Westbrook

Place where you’d love to travel? Brazil

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Social studies

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Olympic sport: Basketball

Something in the world I’d like to change: Violence between people

Favorite sports moment: Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals when Ray Allen hit the three

Favorite junk food: Honeybuns

Best thing about basketball: The relationships and the teamwork

In 10 years, I hope to be … playing basketball on the professional level overseas

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