Athlete Showecase: Niles’ Gavin Rasler
Published 8:32 am Friday, January 8, 2016
Gavin Rasler is a senior in the Niles basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
GR: Being a leader on the team.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
GR: Not winning a district championship.
What has been a hardship in your life?
GR: People doubting me.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
GR: My grandpa is, because he is successful.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
GR: Right before the tipoff.
Describe an embarrassing athletic
GR: Air balling a 3-pointer.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
GR: I lift a lot.
What other sport would you like to
compete in if you were not playing yours?
GR: I enjoy playing tennis with friends.
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
GR: My dad, because I know no matter how I play, he’ll be proud.
How would you give away $50,000?
GR: Cancer research.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
GR: Niles of course.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
GR: Play video games all day.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
GR: Taking charges.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
GR: Five-second call when guarding the ball.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
GR: People telling me good job.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
GR: Watched “Insidious” by myself. I was not glad I did that.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
GR: Watching Derek make a clutch shot in our last game.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
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