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Senior Spotlight — Erick Fuentes

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:03 p.m. CDT
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Hall senior Erick Fuentes jokes that no matter what he’s done at Hall High School, people at school will say his brother “is a better player than you anyway.”

Name: Erick Fuentes.

Nickname: “Gimp.”

School: Hall High School.

Date/place of birth: April 3, 1995 at  Spring Valley.

Hometown: Spring Valley.

Family: Dad - Roosvelt; mom - Cecilia Fuentes; brothers Bryan and Roosvelt.

Sports: Football and basketball.

Favorite sport and why: Basketball. I’ve loved playing and watching since the fifth grade.

Favorite food and where to get it: Chinese at House of Hunan.

Likes: Basketball, Miami Heat, friends and family.

Dislikes: Chicago Bulls.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: My dad because he always pushed me to do my best in every sport.

Person with the greatest influence on my life: My mom because she always wants what’s best for me and she influenced me to do well in school and sports.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: Best friend, Matt Boucher.

The CD in my player at home/car is: Sleeping with Sirens.

People would be surprised to know that: I did not play more than 10 minutes of varsity basketball my junior year.

I stay home to watch: Miami Heat.

When I need luck for a big game, I: Listen to my pre-game music on my iPhone.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Matt Boucher; the things that he does and says can make anybody laugh.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Rosie (my brother) is a better player than you anyway.

Most embarrassing moment: Having one good eye for a long time thanks to my teammate Alex Olivares.

Most unforgettable moment: First home game of the season we played Peoria Christian and coach Fil told me I’d be the first person off the bench. I scored eight points and two back-to-back threes in the game.

Ultimate sports fantasy: To meet Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh, and go to a Miami Heat game.

What I would like to do in life: Go to college and study renewable energy.

Three words that best describe me: Athletic, funny, outgoing.

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