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Howdie Eric Gipson!

Eric Gipson is a junior who has participated in mostly Basketball and Track. He loves to play sports ever since he was little.

By Bukola Moyosore, Staff Writer

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jThe Wrangler: Who or what inspired you to play Basketball and why?

Gipson: I just always had this love for Basketball, like just watching such great athletes perform at a high level.

The Wrangler: Why do you like to play Basketball?

Gipson: I love to play Basketball because it is very fun once you get the hang of it, it keeps me in shape and it’s how I met most of my closest friends.

The Wrangler: How do you prepare for a game?

Gipson: I prepare by listening to music and get into that zone of feeling unstoppable and untouchable.

The Wrangler: Who is your favorite Basketball player and why?

Gipson: My favorite Basketball player is Allen Iverson because he is who I want to be when I play Basketball. He was such a great player, and his style of play is something that just wows me.

The Wrangler: What advice would you give to other people that would want to start playing this sport as a beginner?

Gipson: I would say to be patient, because it takes a bit to perfect your skills and be comfortable with everything involved in the sport.

The Wrangler: What are your strengths in playing Basketball?

Gipson: I would say my strengths are catching and shooting the ball and driving.

The Wrangler: What are your weaknesses in playing Basketball?

Gipson: I would say that my weaknesses are post defense and help defense.

The Wrangler: Does your dream job/career correlate to Basketball? If not, what do you want to be?

Gipson: I mean, my dream job is but isn’t Basketball. I’ve always wanted to play professionally, but I really want to become a pharmacist or a chiropractor.

The Wrangler: Are there any other sports that you’ve played?

Gipson: I’ve also played Football, Soccer, and I currently run Track.

The Wrangler: Are there any other hobbies that you do also? If so, what are they and why do you like it?

Gipson: I enjoy making music, playing the piano, and fishing. I enjoy making music because I have certain talents that I was born with. For example, I have perfect pitch, which allows me to hear exact pitches in all sounds. I enjoy playing the piano because it always relaxes me, and it feels great when you finally learn a song from start to finish. I lastly enjoy fishing because it allows me to work on my patience and it’s always fun catching a big fish.

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About the Writer
Bukola Moyosore, Staff Writer

Bukola is in the 10th grade and it is her first year in the newspaper staff. Her favorite fast food restaurant is Whataburger and she loves calligraphy...

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