Senior Spotlight — Erick Fuentes
Name: Erick Fuentes.
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.