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David Hart: Gilford High Male Athlete of the Season

  • David Hart: Gilford High Male Athlete of the Season


Friday, April 20, 2018

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it?

As a team, some of us have been playing with each other for years. I felt that our team had lots of chemistry. For myself, I had to deal with an ankle injury at the beginning of the season, which then led to a knee injury. This happened very early in the season, so I worked my way back and came back for the second game of the regular season.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

Logan Bell – Scoring is the statistic that always gets put out and which every player wants the most. Logan was the opposite of that. He was an animal on defense and even though it didn’t show up on the stat sheet, he kept playing hard and always matched up with the opponent’s best player.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?

I don’t have any major ones. I always have put on my left shoe first.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport?

To have fun and play your heart out. Some players love to get into the game and take it too seriously. Every player should play with aggression and passion, but if you take it out on the other team, that’s when it gets out of hand. Also, shaking hands after and congratulating the other team isn’t a rule, but it shows sportsmanship and pride.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie?

Hard one ... Coach Veazey reminds me of Red Forman from That 70’s Show. When he’s mad, Mr. Fredrickson from Up.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be?

Having school be more social and not just about the academics. It would help students be more successful later on in life when they are on their own. Also, have everyone’s dreams come true so that no one is miserable.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by?

Me and my friends’ addiction to Fortnite (video game).

Where do you get your news?

Online and on Snapchat. I don’t look at the news that often. I do watch SportsCenter a lot (like most athletes do).

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

Best purchase I have made is helping buy my first car. The worst purchase I have made was all the money I have spent on fast food.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

That the all-time scoring leader at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill isn’t Michael Jordan ... it’s Tyler Hansbrough.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

What people are thinking in the exact moment you look at them.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why?

Australia because WHO DOESN’T WANT TO GO TO AUSTRALIA?!

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

Grizzly bears or woodpeckers.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?

What are cars like? What does the planet look like? Any new countries? Any wars occur? How do you live your life 200 years from now? What kind of house do you live in? What type of jobs, if any, are out there?

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do?

Walking around our school and seeing everyone talking and laughing and showing happiness. Bringing happiness to the surface makes everything more enjoyable. Forgetting the negatives and talking/laughing with a friend. I would show the tourist our gym and go in there when it’s dim and see all of the banners on the wall. It’s a feeling that gives you goose bumps, especially as an athlete.

What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done?

Gone bowling in the middle of the hallway during a class period or done some crazy dance moves during the teacher skip at Winter Carnival.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst

The best thing is playing sports and growing up and meeting a lot of new people that will be lifelong friends. The worst thing about being a teen is not knowing what the future holds. For me, I am eager to know what I will be doing in 20 years.