Athlete of the Week: Jarrett Cox, Lakota East High School

Name: Jarrett Cox

School: Lakota East

Sport: Basketball

Class: 2018

Age: 17

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Claim to fame: Everyone knows me as “$wizzy”

Bet you didn’t know: I am a rapper

Toughest opponent/why: Gate City. Best D-I players we will play this season

Favorite book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Favorite movie: Friday

Favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State

Favorite musical artist/song: Migos/Wrist Thunderstorm

Favorite pro athlete/why: Kevin Durant. I aspire to be like him on and off the court.

Favorite smell: Homemade cookies

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and rice

Game-day rituals: I don’t put lotion directly on hands or I will play terrible.

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Gray, because he is multi-talented and his style is lit.

Words you live by: “If nobody will help you, do it alone.” — Michael Jordan

Biggest influence/why: My parents — they’ve raised me up right and taught me how to live respectfully.

I am most annoyed by: Passive-aggressive statements

I can’t live without: My mom

Most embarrassing moment: Missing the free throw to beat Mason my sophomore year, then losing in OT

In 10 years, I’ll be: Playing professional basketball

Best thing about basketball: Seeing the grind pay off

Worst thing about basketball: Having to stay in perfect shape during the offseason

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Eggplant

Favorite junk food: Pizza

Favorite school subject: Sociology

Last DVD or video game I bought: COD: World War II

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: LeBron James

Love to trade places for a day with: Kevin Hart

When I’m bored, I like to: Make songs

Worst habit: Being sarcastic at all times

On your bedroom walls: Newspaper articles about my team, a Fathead of myself, paper outlines of my scholarships, and notes from my future coaches at Fairmont State

Talent I’d most like to have: Martial arts

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