Athlete of the Week: Tyler Diehl

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Diehl

Tyler Diehl is a junior here at University. During the winter, Tyler spends his time on the basketball court playing for the Varsity Basketball Team. Even though winter is the main season for basketball, Tyler plays and trains all year around to improve his playing ability and help the team.

1. How long have you been playing basketball?
I have been playing basketball since I was about 6 years old, but I didn’t really get serious and train until I was 9 or 10 years old.

2. What is your favorite part about playing basketball?
My favorite part of playing basketball would have to be winning and accomplishing goals with my team but I also like working on my game and training so I can continue improving.

3. What got you started?
My older brother got me started  because he played a lot. We used to always play and he would teach me different moves and stuff which made me end up loving basketball.

4. Who is your favorite basketball player?
My favorite current basketball player in the NBA is Kevin Durant but my all-time favorite player is the Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller.

5. What is your favorite pump-up song?
My favorite pump-up song is M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar

6. Favorite basketball memory?
My favorite memory would have to be the overall journey to Semi-state last year. It was crazy how far we came as a team to win Regionals and advance to Semi-State. The members of that team are like brothers to me now.

7. Pre-game ritual?
My pre-game ritual consists of eating a small meal before I go play and then once I get to the locker room before the game I start getting pumped up by blasting music with my teammates.

Photo Credit: Aaron Adams

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