Athlete of the Week: Abby Prohaska, Lakota West High School


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Athlete of the Week: Abby Prohaska, Lakota West High School

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Abby Prohaska

Name: Abby Prohaska

School: Lakota West

Sport: Basketball

Class: 2018

Age: 17

Claim to Fame: Never settling for mediocrity and always challenging myself to be the hardest worker on the floor.

Bet you didn’t know: I’m an active member in Younglife.

Toughest opponent/why: Jazmine Massengill. She is a versatile player, athletic, and quick off the bounce.

Favorite book: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball

Favorite TV show: Stranger Things

Favorite musical artist/song: Rise Up/Andra Day

Favorite pro athlete/why: Sue Bird — she works hard, is a great teammate, and understands what it takes to be the best.

Favorite smell: French vanilla

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken Alfredo

Game-day rituals: I eat eggs, toast and a banana in the morning, and then I get a large Coke from McDonald’s’s before our walk-through.

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Jennifer Lawrence — she’s funny and enjoys making people smile

Words you live by: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6

Biggest influence/why: My younger siblings. They are constantly supporting me and challenging me to be a better person/player.

I am most annoyed by: People getting recognition without actually putting in the work.

I can’t live without: My friends and family

Most embarrassing moment: When I threw up on my field day in first grade.

In 10 years I’ll be: Playing professional basketball overseas.

Best thing about basketball: Making new friends and learning important life lessons.

Worst thing about basketball: Being sore the next day.

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Tomato

Favorite junk food: Frooties

Favorite school subject: English

Last video game I bought: FIFA 17

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Coach Gray

Love to trade places for a day with: Kelsey Plum

When I’m bored, I like to: Go for a run or hang out with friends.

Worst habit: Needing to have the volume on my radio at an even number.

On your bedroom walls: One wall has quotes of encouragement from my friends and teammates. I ask them to sign it when they come over.

Talent I’d most like to have: The ability to freehand draw

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