Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Robert Brown

Robert Brown Jr. is a senior on the Niles boys basketball team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

RB: Every time I lead my team to victory.

Robert Brown Jr

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

RB: When Nate (Goins) got injured at the Dowagiac game.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

RB: My mom. She always inspires me and makes sure I am on the right track.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

RB: When we are down by one and there is three seconds left in the game.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

RB: When I almost got dunked on.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

RB: I run and lift.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

RB: Football.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

RB: To get ready for the next level.

How would you give away $50,000?

RB: I would give it to poor families.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

RB: The Chicago Bulls.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

RB: I would have full-time job.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

RB: Shooting 3-pointers.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

RB: I am a really good player and I can make it.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

RB: I really have not done anything scary.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

RB: I saw someone help an older lady to her car.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

RB: Basketball, because I just love to play.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

RB: Humble.

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