Featured Athlete of the Week: Trevor Long, Basketball South Putnam High School

Friday, February 19, 2016
Trevor Long (Banner Graphic)

Trevor Long is a senior on South Putnam's basketball team. He was born to Brad and Deanna Long on Feb 27, 1998. Long also plays baseball and football for the Eagles.

Long enjoys watching Duke basketball and South Park on television and his favorite book is the "Red Badge of Courage." His favorite food is sausage and banana pepper pizza, favorite subject in school is math and Long's favorite teacher is Natalie Hodge

BG: What is different this year being a senior?

TL: I don't see much of a difference. You 've got to lead younger guys what's it like to battle through adversity. Things like that. Really trying to show what we are about and the right way to lead.

BG: Who are some of your biggest supporters off the court?

TL: Obviously my parents. I have a real tight-knit family. I have two brothers, Tyler and Trey. Tyler has always been there for me. He'll motivate me and even though Trey is younger he is still there supporting me. I also have a baby sister and it's great seeing her after games.

BG: What is your favorite thing about your teammates?

TL: They are a fun group. We always find a way to cut up. We always work hard. I love playing with them. They are great people. Even though we might not win a game that we want to. We always have that team bond with each other.

BG: What is the biggest difference when preparing for different sports?

TL: Football is a lot different than both of them. In basketball and baseball you have so many games. In football you really study hard and its all about finding weaknesses in the other team. It's all toward one game. Basketball and baseball you have so many games a week so practices you focus on the little things that you need to do to get better. You do that in football but there is more of a focus on what we need to do.

BG: What are your post-high school plans.

TL: I'm still undecided on where I want to go. I went on a visit to Franklin for football so that's an option. Another option is USI he wants to try to be a math teacher.

BG: Why do you want to be a math teacher?

TL: I just want to help people and I want to go somewhere when I have the connections to become a teacher and possibly a coach. I like helping people and solving problems.

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