Reed Between the Lines Sports Editor Scott Reed talks basketball with Andrew Gallo


In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: GHS Basketball Player Andrew Gallo

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m 17 years old and entering my senior year at Grafton High School. I also play baseball and I like being outdoors, and hanging out with friends and family.

Spring sports were wiped out because of COVID-19 and future sports continue to be in jeopardy. How do you feel about all of this?

It’s crazy man, I just hope we still have winter and spring sports.

Should athletes have to wear a mask when they are working out?

No. That is, if the equipment is being cleaned frequently.

What have you been doing with all of this time off?

Shooting hoops, working at my job, fishing, swimming, and playing Call of Duty.

What is the most bizarre question you have ever been asked by someone about basketball?

Some girl once asked me, “why do y’all yell so much?”

What is one rule change that you’d most like to see happen in basketball?

I think there should be flagrant fouls in high school.

What one word or phrase do you think describes you?

Goofy lol.

Give me one word or phrase to describe your current head coach, Michael Johnson.

Passionate.

What is your favorite movie about sports?

Major League or Remember the Titans.

What is the toughest position to play on the basketball court? Why?

Point guard, because they’re in charge.

If you could go back and change anything you’ve done in basketball, even if it’s just something minor, what would it be?

I’d definitely shoot the ball more.

You get to spend the day with anyone (past or present), who do you choose and why?

Larry Bird. The guy seems chill.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Happy with whatever comes my way.

If you could excel at any other sport, what would it be and why?

Football. I’ve loved it my whole life but never once played it.

What do you think you do well as a player?

Foul people lol. Probably defense.

What do you think you need to work on as a player?

Scoring in rhythm with the offense.

Where is your favorite away venue to play at and why?

The Fairmont Armory. It’s always tough, and it’s a massive gym.

Give me the name of one player from last year’s team that didn’t get the recognition he deserved.

Kaden Delaney.

What makes the best basketball teams in the state great?

Working fluently as a group.

What did you think of these questions?

They were great! I enjoyed them.

*Periodically, the Mountain Statesman will feature a coach, player, or personality from Taylor County.

We hope you enjoy the chance to learn a little bit more about them.

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