Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Trae Brookins

Trae Brookins is a junior on the Dowagiac boys basketball team.

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

TB: Winning a district championship as a sophomore.

Trae Brookins

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

TB: Losing to Benton Harbor.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

TB: My pops and uncle. They taught me the game.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

TB: When it is a 50/50 game.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

TB: I do not have one.

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

TB: I train all the time during the summer.

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

TB: Football.

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

TB: It makes you be a better athlete and a better student.

How would you give away $50,000?

TB: My uncle for a headstone.

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

TB: Oklahoma City Thunder.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

TB: I do not know. I cannot imagine it.

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

TB: Be a better role model.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

TB: Dunking technical.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

TB: “You improved more than everyone this summer.”

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

TB: Take a last shot. Yes, because I was confident.

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

TB: My bro Caleb living his dream.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

TB: Monster.

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