Time Out WIth: Matt Cooper


SCHOOL: Carson High

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Basketball

Q: What is your favorite sport, and how did you get started playing it?

A: My favorite sport is football. I started playing Pop Warner in third grade and I haven't missed a year of football since then.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

A: I admire Michael Jordan because he is the greatest basketball player ever and I respect the effort that anyone must put in to be the best at anything.

Q: What has been your most thrilling moment in sports?

A: I have a tie between two moments. The first is my junior year when we beat Douglas for the league championship, and the second is when we beat Reed to go to the Northern 4A championship game.

Q: Do you have a role model, and why is he/she your role model?

A: My role models are my family - my parents and grandparents. All of them worked hard to achieve what they have achieved. They have taught me the importance of hard work.

Q: Do you have a teammate you hang around with a lot away from school, and why?

A: I hang out with Danny Gall a lot because we both play football and basketball together, and he's a fun person to be around.

Q: Do you have any hobbies, and if so what are they?

A: My favorite things to do are to play football, basketball and snowboard.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Lasagna

Q: What is the last non-academic book you've read?

A: "Ice Hunt" by James Rollins

Q: Who is your favorite musician or group?

A: I like classic rock.

Q: After graduation, where do you plan to attend college, and what are you looking at in terms of a major?

A: I don't know where I'll attend college yet, and I'm looking into a few engineering fields.

Q: Do you have a favorite TV show?

A: Boys Meets World

Q: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise most of your friends?

A: I like to read mystery and adventure books.

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