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Senior Spotlight — Isaac Reyes

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. CDT
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Isaac Reyes says his mother has had the greatest influence on his life, because she “raised three kids on her own, worked two jobs and still found a way to make it to my games.”

Nickname: “Squintz.”

School: DePue High School

Date/place of birth: Sept. 21, 1995;  St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Hometown: DePue.

Family: Mother, Silvia; sisters, Claudia and Adriana.

Sports: Basketball, soccer.

Favorite sport and why: Basketball; I had a passion to play since I was little.

Likes: Basketball, soccer, volleyball, Miss Buckley, library crew, wild women.

Dislikes: Losing.

Favorite food and where to get it: Any food from the Media taco stand.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: Ron Marquez. He got me involved in sports and always tried to make sure I wasn’t left out.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mother. She raised three kids on her own, worked two jobs and still found a way to make it to my games.

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

Last song I listened to: War by Chief Reef.

People would be surprised to know: I don’t speak Spanish and I’m 100 percent Mexican.

I stay home to watch: One Tree Hill, or our basketball games.

When I need luck for a big game, I: pray.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Cristian Mendez. I swear that kid needs meds. Just the way he says things. You just have to meet him.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: A young living legend ... I don’t know, hopefully something good.

Most unforgettable moment: Our Pink Night game. it was my best game of my career.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Star in the NBA All-Star Game.

What I would like to do in life: Get married, have 10 kids and come back to DePue to raise them.

Two words that best describe myself: Cheesy, athletic.

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