Q&A With Girls’ Basketball Guard Keslyn King

Keslyn King, 10, pushes the ball up the court during a game against Hillcrest.

Kaitlyn Menting

Keslyn King, 10, pushes the ball up the court during a game against Hillcrest.

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

Q: Why do you play basketball?

A: I play basketball because I love the sport. I love that you can play with your best friends and form bonds with other girls.

Q: What positions do you play in basketball? What position do you wish you could play?

A: I play point guard, shooting guard, small forward and power forward, really every position but the center. I wish I could play center because you have to be really good to play at that position.

Q: What’s it like having your mother as the girls’ basketball coach?

A: It’s fun because most kids do not get to say that their parent coached them in high school basketball.

Q: Is Coach Morris harder on you because you’re her child?

A: No, she isn’t. She treats me the same way she would treat any other player on the basketball team.

Q: Any crazy experiences during practice?

A: Yes, my mom nearly kicked me out of practice one time. I had to run baseline to baseline for not boxing out, so I took my time and put a little effort into my running. After that, my mom wasn’t happy with me.

Q: Do you play any other sports? If so, why?

A: Besides basketball, I play volleyball and I love volleyball because I love to compete.

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