Athlete of the Week: Jake Kates, Lakota West

Name: Jake Kates

School: Lakota West

Sport: Baseball

Class: 2017

Age: 18

Claim to fame: Extreme hatred of horror films

Bet you didn’t know: Watched three seasons of Arrow in five days

Toughest opponent/why: Mason, a very well rounded team offensively and on the mound.

Favorite movie: Divergent series

Favorite TV show: MLB Central

Favorite musical artist/song: Travis Scott/Migos

Favorite pro athlete/why: Josh Donaldson, love the way he approaches the game and the swagger he plays with on the field

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and noodles, mashed potato bowl

Game-day rituals: Sit by myself for 10 minutes and get in game mindset

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Mark Wahlberg, dude is just a beast

Words you live by: Play hard and believe in yourself

Biggest influence/why: My dad, always there for me and has helped me so much through sports and is my go-to for anything

I am most annoyed by: Rude people

I can’t live without: A bed

Most embarrassing moment: Getting thrown out of a recreational basketball game for hanging on the rim

In 10 years, I’ll be: In the majors or at a big four accounting firm

Best thing about baseball: Competition and friends

Worst thing about baseball: Losing or not performing well

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Peas

Favorite junk food: Hot Cheetos

Favorite school subject: Lunch — if that doesn’t count math

Last DVD or video game I bought: NBA 2K17

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Ken Griffey Jr.

Love to trade places for a day with: LeBron James

When I’m bored, I like to: Watch Netflix or TV

Worst habit: Chewing with my mouth open

On my bedroom walls: Sports wallpaper

Talent I’d most like to have: Extreme vertical jump

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