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Posted: February 28, 2012 - 7:55pm  |  Updated: March 7, 2012 - 11:04am
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Chaz Butler
Chaz Butler

Chaz Butler

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Shooting guard

AGE: 14

GRADE: Eighth

SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I’ve liked it since I was younger.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Playing defense

STANDOUT MOMENT: When our team went into overtime against Newberry

STRENGTHS: Shooting and lay-ups

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To get better at shooting, dribbling and defense

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Go outside my house and shoot around

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: LeBron James

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It’ll help me get into a good college.

SPORT: Tennis

POSITION: #2

 

Blake Elam

AGE: 12

GRADE: Seventh

SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE
TENNIS?
My sister started playing and then her coach said I should try it out and that's how I got started. I have been playing since I was 8.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN TENNIS? Serving

STANDOUT MOMENT: Winning my first high school scrimmage match

STRENGTHS: Volleying

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To get to #1

WORST INJURY: A tennis ball to the face

TRAINING ROUTINE: Practice, run half a mile

and I just hit

OTHER SPORTS: Basketball, football

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Roger Federer

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you fit and it's just a fun thing to do.

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