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Senior Spotlight — Grant Bosnich

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 11:50 a.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Mike Vaughn)
Grant Bosnich says the person with the greatest influence on his athletic career is his father, “because he always had me in the gym as a kid and taught me the importance of hard work.” Like his father, Bosnich would like to become a basketball coach one day.

Name: Grant Bosnich.

Nicknames: “Boz,” “Prez.”

School: St. Bede.

Date/Place of birth: Peru.

Hometown: DePue.

Family: Father - Alan; mother - Melissa; sisters - Morgan and Macy.

Sports: Golf, Basketball.

Favorite sport and why: Basketball because there is a thousand little games in every contest, i.e. post game, fast break, closing out.

Favorite food and where to get it: Enchiladas at the Lions’ Den in DePue.

Likes: Music, assists, anomalies.

Dislikes: Disorganization, turnovers, selflessness.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: My father because he always had me in the gym as a kid and taught me the importance of hard work.

Person with the greatest influence on my life: My uncles Paul and Mitch because they taught me how to respect, be deliberate and have fun.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: Guitar.

The CD in my player at home/car is: Curb II.

People would be surprised to know that: I like poetry. I read a lot, even write a little.

I stay home to watch: “The Office.”

When I need luck for a big game, I: Play harder.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Joey Dudek and his David Feherty-like commentary.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: He sang in the hallways too much.

Most embarrassing moment: Freshman year I tripped over the half-court line against L-P.

Most unforgettable moment: Jabari Parker’s travel team played after mine and Mike Krzyzewski showed up.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Winning a state title.

What I would like to do in life: Save Lake DePue and coach basketball.

Three words that best describe me: Harmonic, relatable, dedicated.

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