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Athlete Spotlight

Posted: January 11, 2012 - 12:55am  |  Updated: January 18, 2012 - 1:06am
Tannor Byrd
Tannor Byrd

Tannor Byrd

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Guard

AGE: 13

GRADE: Eighth

SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I’ve always played it and I enjoy playing it.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Making shots under pressure of the game

STANDOUT MOMENT: Beating Paul Knox on my birthday – Nov. 28

STRENGTHS: Shooting 3-pointers and dribbling

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To win at least half of our games and beat JET Middle School

WORST INJURY: Hurting my ankle; got a bloody nose

TRAINING ROUTINE: Go to the gym and shoot and work on my game

OTHER SPORTS: Baseball for Strom Thurmond High School and football for Merriwether Middle

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Derek Jeter

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you in shape and it builds character.

 

Brianna Trowell

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Forward

AGE: 16

GRADE: 11th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I tried out with my friend my eighth-grade year for the fun of it and I ended up making it. I always played when I was little.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Rebounding over a girl that’s bigger than me.

STANDOUT MOMENT: I hit a buzzer-beater the last game of the season against Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

STRENGTHS: Rebounding, being strong with the ball

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: More rebounds over bigger girls

WORST INJURY: A concussion the first game last year.

TRAINING ROUTINE: Practice six days a week.

OTHER SPORTS: Track

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: LeBron James. I just like watching him play.

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you out of trouble and in shape.

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