Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Dashawn Brooks

Dashawn Brooks is a junior on the Dowagiac boys basketball team.

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

DB: Almost going to Little League World Series.

Dashawn Brooks

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

DB: Losing at state.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

DB: My grandma. She made me feel like I was the best at everything.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

DB: I’m never nervous because I know they have to play like I do.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

DB: Getting struck out.

How do you tend to work out/train when by yourself?

DB: The weight room. Everything starts in the weight room.

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

DB: Track, but I cannot because I play baseball.

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

DB: They make you feel what family is like if your home life is bad.

How would you give away $50,000?

DB: To local sports organizations to make things better for the kids.

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

DB: Dowagiac football.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

DB: I don’t know what I would do, because all I know is sports.

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

DB: Make a play or basket when the game is on the line.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

DB: “Best shortstop I have seen at this level.”

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

DB: Take a chance at anything. I’m very glad I did it.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

DB: Play PS4, because it is fun when you have free time.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

DB: I know this is two words, but…“go-getter.”


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