Athlete of the Week: Bash Wieland, Lakota East High School

Name: Bash Wieland

School: Lakota East High School

Sport: Basketball

Class: Junior

Age: 16

Claim to fame: Pull-up game

Bet you didn’t know: This is my first year at Lakota East

Toughest opponent/why: Princeton because they are most talented and have length at almost every position

Favorite book: Swindle

Favorite movie: Deadpool

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite song: A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Favorite pro athlete/why: Kristaps Porzingis because he’s 7 feet tall and he can do stuff that guards can do

Favorite smell: Fresh cut grass

Favorite home-cooked meal: Hamburger and fries

Game-day rituals: Go home, grab my uniform and put it on a hanger, then head to the gym

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Will Ferrell — he has similar humor

Words you live by: Do your best and God will take care of the rest

Biggest influence/why: My mom and dad. They taught me how to carry myself and help me with any and everything I need.

I am most annoyed by: People who don’t believe they can do a certain thing

You can’t live without: My family and friends

Most embarrassing moment: Calling to somebody and it turns out it wasn’t the right person

In 10 years, I’ll be: Living in a big house with my wife and two children

Best thing about basketball: The excitement that it brings Tuesday and Friday nights

Worst thing about basketball: Sometimes I don’t get as much sleep as I should

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Squash

Favorite junk food: Chocolate marshmallow ice cream

Favorite school subject: Math

Last DVD or video game I bought: FIFA 2018

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Roy Williams

Love to trade places for a day with: LeBron James

When I’m bored, I like to: Play Fortnite

Worst habit: Biting my nails

On your bedroom walls: Posters of NBA players

Talent I’d most like to have: To jump higher

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