Reed Between the Lines with GHS Basketball Player Jack Faulkner


In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Basketball Player Jack Faulkner

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m at senior at GHS, a four-year GHS basketball player, and I have a strong passion for basketball.

What is the toughest position to play on the basketball court and why?

Point guard, because you have to lead and facilitate.

What is your favorite movie about sports?

We Are Marshall.

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

“Can you dunk the next game?”

Who is the best basketball player that you’ve ever seen play in person?

LeBron James.

What player on your team is going to surprise some people this season?

Ryan Maier.

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

Passionate.

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

The NBA foul continuation.

What are your best and worst memories in athletics?

The best was getting to play in the state tournament, and the worst was breaking my arm and fracturing my wrist.

Who is your favorite college team other than WVU? Everybody has one, so don’t say you don’t have one.

Ohio State.

If you could be a successful athlete in any other sport, what would you choose and why?

Football because it’s the second-best sport.

What one word or phrase do you think describes you?

Misunderstood.

What is the outlook for this year’s basketball team?

Making it to the state tournament.

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

LeBron James. I’ve looked up to him my entire life.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Married and successful.

What do you think you do well as an athlete?

Train hard and be a leader.

What do you think you need to work on as an athlete?

My trash talking.

Where is your favorite away gymnasium to play a game?

Philip Barbour.

What does your dream stat line look like?

30 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, 3 blocks.

What did you think of these questions?

I thought they were good, they got a lot of information out about me.

*Each week the Mountain Statesman features 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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