Athlete of the Week: Eric Wott

Athlete of the Week: Eric Wott

Eric Wott is a senior basketball player. He is currently ranked fourth in the state in three-point field goal percentage and is a key player at the shooting guard position for the Blazer basketball team as they head into Sectional 58 play. He is also a starter for defense for the UHS soccer team, and a starting pitcher and center fielder for the baseball team.  Wott made great contributions to the baseball team last year, leading the team in batting average, ERA, and strikeouts with .443, 1.56, and 55 respectively. His high quality play was very impactful as the Blazers won their first sectional championship in the history of the program. Eric was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions we have all been dying to hear the answers to.

How long have you been playing basketball?
I have been playing basketball since I could crawl. I learned to crawl at a very young age.

What got you started playing?
I have always had a passion for the game.  My dad had a hard time keeping me off of the hardwood.

What has been your best memory from University basketball?
My best memory from University basketball has to be winning the sectional championship last year.  The win was at home, and that made it all that much more special.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and/or team?
My favorite basketball team is the Indiana Pacers.

What other sports/activities are you associated with at University?
I also play baseball and soccer for University.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is blue…all shades of blue, in fact, from baby to deep sea.

Favorite movie?
My favorite movie is “Despicable Me.” I am a big fan of evil villains.

Favorite pump-up song?
My favorite song is “On To The Next One” by Jay-Z.

Favorite animal?
My favorite animal is a gorilla.

Future plans? College etc.
I plan to study physical therapy at the University of Cincinnati or at Bellarmine University.

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