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Austin Simpkins

Posted: December 27, 2011 - 4:42pm  |  Updated: January 3, 2012 - 10:37pm
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SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Power forward and center

AGE: 18

GRADE: 12th

SCHOOL: Fox Creek High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I like it because it builds character.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Getting the fundamentals down

STANDOUT MOMENT: Being with the team

STRENGTHS: My height

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Have at least 10 rebounds in one game

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Run sprints and work on ball handling

OTHER SPORTS: Football and soccer

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Derrick Rose, player for the Chicago Bulls

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It teaches you about life.

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Shooting guard

AGE: 14

GRADE: Eighth

SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? My uncles played basketball for their school and it was just something I wanted to do and I loved it.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Dribbling with my right hand

STANDOUT MOMENT: When I was top scorer

STRENGTHS: Layups

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Making 3-pointers

WORST INJURY: When I broke my finger

TRAINING ROUTINE: On Sundays I go to Laney High School and I train with a college player.

OTHER SPORTS: Softball, volleyball

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Kobe Bryant

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? So you can stay healthy, and it's just a fun activity to do when you have nothing else to do.

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