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.
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?
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.
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