Athlete of the Week: Wade Turner, Brookville

Name: Wade Turner

School: Brookville

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: SWBL Southwestern Division first team honors; shooting guard averaged16 points last year and 21 this season

Bet you didn’t know … I have a brother, Westen, on my team who’s a starting center

Words you live by: Culture matters

Toughest opponent: Franklin

Biggest influence: Coach Davidson; He’s always there for me, not just about basketball; He’s an inspiration.

Game-day rituals: I usually come home and watch The Pistol; I’m fascinated about how his dad Press Maravich prepared him to play; I usually go to Subway, go to school and listen to music and watch the JV play; pray to Coach Mike Haley, who passed away in 2017

What’s on your bedroom walls: Elvis Presley pictures; LeBron James picture; some motivational quotes

When I’m bored I like to … read

Favorite movie: The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

Person who would play you in a movie: Johnny Depp

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite musical artist: My first song is always Lil Baby

I can’t live without: Basketball; I’ll always have it in my life

I can live without: Materialistic things

Event you’d like to attend: Final Four for college

Favorite book: Heir to a Dream

Favorite home-cooked meal: Hamburger and French fries

Favorite restaurant: Outback Steakhouse

Favorite smell: A brand new basketball

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

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

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James; I’d love to feel the pressure that he goes through every day

Whose mind would you like to read? Coach Davidson; he has a serious poker face

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Play the guitar

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Pete Maravich

Favorite team: Favorite college team is Kentucky, and favorite pro team is LA Lakers

Favorite Olympic sport: Basketball

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

Favorite sports moment: Cleveland finally winning the NBA championship for the first time

Favorite junk food: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Best thing about: How it brings everyone together

In 10 years, I hope to be … a good coach and a good father

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