Athlete of the week: Josh Humphrey


photo contributed by Josh Humphrey

Senior Josh Humphrey is pictured playing the sport he loves.

Josh Humphrey is a senior on the boys’ basketball team. He plays forward for the team.

What’s your favorite thing about basketball?

“The electric atmosphere in the gym after a big play or during an intense game,” Humphrey said.

When did you start playing the sport?

“I started playing when I was four,” Humphrey said.

Were you good at the sport when you first started?

“Yeah, I was pretty good when I first started,” Humphrey said.

Do you have any post-game rituals?

“I go and get an Oreo McFlurry after every game,” Humphrey said.

How does your team get ready for a big game?

“Right before the game, we get the energy flowing by listening to music and having a dunk contest in the old gym,” Humphrey said.

How has the sport changed over the years?

“It has become more fast-paced and centered around the three-point shot,” Humphrey said.

Do you still enjoy the sport years after you started?

“Yes, it is still just as exciting as it was when I was a kid,” Humphrey said.

How do you manage school and a varsity sport?

“I try to get a lot of my homework done during free time at school and go to sleep early every night,” Humphrey said.