[Q&A] 10 Questions with Will Christakos

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[Q&A] 10 Questions with Will Christakos

Senior Will Christakos rises to get a rebound.

Senior Will Christakos rises to get a rebound.

Tommy Stolpestad

Senior Will Christakos rises to get a rebound.

Tommy Stolpestad

Tommy Stolpestad

Senior Will Christakos rises to get a rebound.

Tommy Stolpestad, The Rubicon Editor

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Senior Will Christakos stars as a two-sport athlete, playing both baseball and basketball. Currently, the basketball team is 10-4 and has started this season strong. I asked him 10 questions about his past experiences with basketball and how he prepares for each game.

1. What are your pre-game rituals?

A: “I listen to music to get myself hyped up.”

2. What kind of player are you on the court?

A: “I’m loud and energetic on the court. I like to be flashy too.”

3. Where does your competitiveness come from?

A: “I’ve been super competitive for as long as I can remember, it probably comes from having three siblings growing up.”

4. Is there any significance to the number you wear?

A: “I’ve been wearing number 2 since I started playing because of Derek Jeter being my favorite athlete, also Lonzo Ball.”

5. What is your favorite thing about playing basketball?

A: “My favorite thing about playing basketball is getting really hyped up and making big plays, the adrenaline rush is amazing.”

6. What’s your favorite pre-game song?

A: “Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill.”

7. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A: “Two PB and Js and some chocolate milk.”

8. Who do you model your game off of?

A: “I model my game off of Lonzo [Ball] or Magic Johnson. I’m a pass-first point guard.”

9. How long have you played basketball?

A: “I’ve been playing since fifth grade.”

10. What is your favorite basketball memory?

A: “My favorite memory is going on a nine-game win streak and going to the section semifinals my junior year.”

Christakos and the Spartans Boys Basketball Team plays tonight at 7 at home against the Breck Mustangs at home.

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