Athlete of the Week: Marty Zumbiel, Monroe High School

Marty Zumbiel
Marty Zumbiel

Name: Marty Zumbiel

School: Monroe High School

Sport: Basketball

Class: Freshman

Age: 15

Claim to fame: Made it to state as a freshman in cross-country

Bet you didn’t know: I have 28 pairs of shoes

Toughest opponent/why: Franklin because of the pressure they will put on me

Favorite book: The Boy on the Wooden Box

Favorite movie: Space Jam

Favorite TV show: ESPN

Favorite musical artist/song: Lil Yachty/For Hot 97

Favorite pro athlete/why: D’Angelo Russell — he is a hard worker

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s steak

Game-day rituals: Listen to a lot of music and eat a foot-long from Subway

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Brad Pitt, because why not?

Words you live by: Can’t focus on the pressure and hate when I got so many goals on my plate

Biggest influence/why: My mom, who is my support

I am most annoyed by: Losing

I can’t live without: A ball in my hands

Most embarrassing moment: Scoring a soccer goal in the wrong net when I was young

In 10 years, I’ll be: Having a family and involved in some kind of sport

Best thing about sports: They keep you out of trouble and you meet people along the way

Worst thing about sports: Getting injured

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Broccoli

Favorite junk food: Gushers

Favorite school subject: Math

Last DVD or video game I bought: Fortnite

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Kobe Bryant because he knows the game of basketball and is one of the greatest of all time.

Love to trade places for a day with: Lebron James

When I’m bored, I like to: Play Fortnite with my bros

Worst habit: Staying up late

On your bedroom walls: Syracuse signs

Talent I’d most like to have: To be able to dunk