Congratulations, point guard LIZZIE on a job well done! She is COACH EM UP’s most recent BASKETBALL 10,000 honoree. We are very proud of LIZZIE! Here’s more on this very hard working young athlete.Q: How do you feel about this awesome accomplishment? A: I’m proud. It’s helped me with my ball handling and that’s important because I’m a point guard. Q: This is a tough challenge! Who encouraged you when it got hard?
A: My dad, my sister, and my mom. Q: Who is your favorite team? A: Silver Stars (WNBA-San Antonio) Q: Who is your favorite player?
A: Purdue point guard, Courtney Moses
Q: When completing BB10,000, which of the drills and ball handling exercises was your favorite?
A: ”Candy canes”
Well said, Lizzie. We can all take a page out of your book and DREAM BIG. - Coach Newkirk
Q: Katie, How long have you played volleyball?
A: I believe I was 5 years old. It was in a league at WAYA.
Q: Who is your favorite NBA or WNBA team?
A: My favorite team is the OKC Thunder. My favorite player is Kevin Durant.
Q: What motivated you to meet the challenge and goal of BASKETBALL 10,000?
A: Because I wanted to improve.
Q: So Katie, what is your favorite color, food, animal, and sport?
A: Yellow, shrimp, dog, and basketball
Q: What other hobbies do you enjoy besides basketball?
Thank you, Katie! You did it! This is a tough challenge and you did it!!
Augie knows how to work hard and achieve! He recently accomplished one of his basketball goals of meeting the tough challenge of BASKETBALL 10,000! This interview with Augie will give you more insight into our featured champion.
Q: How long have you played basketball?
A: I’ve played for two years and have been on four teams.
Q: How many hours, on the average, do you play and train for your favorite game? A: Between games, shooting in my driveway, private lessons, my team practice and games, about 2 to 3 hours a day!
Q: Who is your favorite NBA team?
A: OKC Thunder! My favorite player is Kevin Durant.
Q: What has Basketball 10,000 done for your game?
A: It’s made my hands and dribbling better. I’m left-handed and play on the wing and it’s made my right hand stronger.
Q: What’s a summer goal you have?
A: Lots of camps and play all the time!
Congratulations, Augie, for being inducted into the BASKETBALL 10,000 Wall of Fame!
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