Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Maya Brookins
Maya Brookins is a senior on the Niles girls basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
MB: Being all-state in track for three years.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
MB: Losing in the district finals my sophomore year.
What has been a hardship in your life?
MB: Deciding what college to go to.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
MB: My mom. She’ll do whatever it takes for my siblings and I.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
MB: Right before tipoff.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
MB: Going in for a layup and the ball hit off my knee.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
MB: A lot of running.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
MB: Soccer or softball.
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
MB: My mom. She always encourages me to follow my dreams.
How would you give away $50,000?
MB: A big portion to charity and the other half to my mom.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
MB: Golden State Warriors.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
MB: Catch up on some sleep.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
MB: Keep my energy up and keep a positive attitude.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
MB: How aggressive you could be.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
MB: That I’m a hard worker.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
MB: Watch “Evil Dead” by myself. Not very happy that I did that.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
MB: Either drawing or singing. It makes me relax.
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