Athlete of the Month (February): Taylor Petit

Taylor Petit squares up at the free throw line at a recent home basketball game.

Taylor Petit squares up at the free throw line at a recent home basketball game.


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Q: On a practice that doesn’t go well…?

A: “When I have a bad practice, I typically go to the YMCA and practice. Otherwise, I practice about three to four times a week out of the season to improve.”

Q: On injuries…?

A: “Yes, I have had many ankle sprains. This past season I tore my labrum in my shoulder and was out all summer.”

Q: On being a life-long basketball player…? A: “Yes, it’s what I’m known for. Basketball has always been a part of my life.

Q: On college plans…? “I’m attending Youngstown St. University on a basketball scholarship.” Q: On games against key opponents…?

A: “Our games against Wausau West and SPASH are always very competitive and fun.”

Q: On free time activities…?

A: “I like to hangout with my friends and family. I enjoy boating, camping, and living life.”

Q: On starting the sport…?

A: “I started playing basketball when I was about four and then started playing competitively in fourth grade.”

Q: On confidence…?

A: “I’m very confident. I’ve been playing for a long time and understand the game.”

Q: On inspiration…?

A: “The person who has impacted me the most is most likely my dad. He has always been there for me in helping me improve and critiquing my play. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.”

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