Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Amara Palmer

Amara Palmer is a freshman on the Niles girls basketball team.

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

AP: One of my greatest accomplishments as an athlete is hitting a buzzer-beater.

Amara Palmer

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

AP: Getting hurt last year and missing several games.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

AP: My mom is my hero, because she is always there for me.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

AP: I am most nervous when a lot of my family and friends come to watch me.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

AP: An embarrassing athletic moment was when I tripped and fell over my own foot.

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

AP: If I didn’t play basketball I would play volleyball.

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

AP: It teaches you how to be a leader.

How would you give away $50,000?

AP: I would give it to foster care.

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

AP: I would choose Notre Dame.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

AP: I would sleep all day.

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

AP: Stay low while playing defense.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

AP: I am a good basketball player.

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

AP: I went on the fastest roller coaster at Cedar Point, and it was fun.

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

AP: Someone crossed between their legs for a layup.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

AP: Basketball, because it is fun.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

AP: Ambivert.

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