Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Reese Davies
Reese Davies is a sophomore on the Niles girls basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
RD: Having 20 rebounds in one game my freshman year.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
RD: Not getting out of the first round of districts last year.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
RD: Patrick Touhey, because he gave me a love for the sport and taught me how to not only play, but how to be a better teammate and an overall better person.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
RD: The very first game of the season.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
RD: Getting nailed in the head with a basketball three times in a game.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
RD: I run on the treadmill and practice drills.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?
RD: Sports create friendships, teach leadership and many life lessons.
How would you give away $50,000?
RD: I would give it to the children’s research cancer fund.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
RD: I would choose University of Alabama softball.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
RD: Listen to music all the time.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
RD: Shooting long-range jumpers.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
RD: The number of fouls allowed.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
RD: That I have the potential to be a great leader.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
RD: Come up and play varsity for districts my freshman year. Yes, I’m very glad I did it.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
RD: How hard Alycia Patterson works to get better at basketball every day at practice.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
RD: Playing sports because they are fun and I meet new people because of it.
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