Name: Christian Taylor

Sport: Basketball

School: Barstow

Grade: Junior

This week’s accomplishment: Taylor helped Barstow take over first place in the Desert Sky League with two big wins last week. He had 31 points and 12 rebounds in an victory against Granite Hills. He followed that up with 36 points, 15 rebounds and five steals against Adelanto.

What do you like most about your sport: There are so many different things you can work on and get better at before you can really say I’m done and this is the best I can be.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I have been playing basketball since I was 5, but I only started taking it seriously when I was around 11.

Pregame ritual: My pregame ritual is interacting with my teammates and other people and just go in the game with a good attitude.

Most memorable sports moment: The last time my dad had the chance to coach me.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I would want to be Kobe Bryant just to know what it feels like for all the hard work to pay off and be known as the G.O.A.T.

Something most people don’t know about you: I can play basketball, baseball and football.

How would you spend $1 million: I would want to make sure all of my family is good. Then I would want to open a gym in Barstow where people could play basketball all day and everyday.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: I don’t really like to travel so probably just to L.A. to visit some family and just because I like it down there.

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I would spend it playing basketball. No doubt.

What superpower do you wish you had: Teleport so I wouldn’t be late anymore.

Favorite class: History because it can get really interesting.

Favorite sports team: Lakers

Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant

Favorite superhero: My favorite superhero has to be my mom. Raising two boys by herself can’t be easy and she always goes the extra mile when needed.

Favorite TV show: “The Rap Game”

Favorite movie: “He Got Game”

Favorite song: “Chosen One” by NBA Youngboy

Favorite meal: Ribs, juicy tender ribs

Favorite app: Snapchat, add me at Young5Taylor

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