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