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Senior Spotlight — Austin Mack

Name: Austin Mack.

Nicknames: Macky, Big Mack, A-Mack, Mack Daddy, Mr. President.

School: Princeton High School.

Date/Place of birth: Oct. 8, 1994, Chicago, Ill.

Hometown: Princeton.

Family: Mother, Leslye; Grandmother, Gloria; aunt, Carol; uncle, Steve; uncle Dave; aunt, Vicky; and cousins Ivan, Gus, Ellyse and Fritz.

Sports: Basketball.

Favorite sport and why: Basketball because it’s just plain fun.

Favorite food and where to get it: Deep dish pizza from Gino’s East Pizzeria in Chicago.

Likes: Sleep, video games, good food and lifting weights.

Dislikes: Homework and loud mufflers.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: (PCA coach) Larry Busch because he inspired me to never give up no matter what.

Person with the greatest influence on my life: My mom.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: cell phone to call someone to pick me up.

The CD in my player at home/car is: A mix of Earth, Wind and Fire, Notorius B.I.G. and Tech Nque.

People would be surprised to know that: I have an extra finger on each hand.

I stay home to watch: “The Walking Dead.”

When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to music and relax.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Tony Nordstrom because he says and does the most random things that are hysterical.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Was a blast to have in class.

Most embarrassing moment: Getting dunked on in a game against Orion last year.

Most unforgettable moment: Winning state championship high jump my eighth-grade year.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Play one-on-one with Michael Jordan.

What I would like to do in life: Work for the F.B.I. and maybe coach basketball.

Three words that best describe me: Tall and hard working.

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