Q&A with varsity basketball player Preston Van Pelt


George Pietrzyk

Senior Preston Van Pelt is on the varsity basketball team.

George Pietrzyk, Sports Media class

Senior Preston Van Pelt plays point guard and shooting guard on the varsity boys basketball team. This interview with Nook News has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?
A: I’ve been playing since I was 4.

Q: Do you play any other sports?
A: No, just basketball.

Q: Who has inspired you the most?
A: Probably my dad.

Q: As a player, what areas have you succeeded at this season?
A: Definitely shooting.

Q: What areas can you improve in?
A: Playing as an overall better point guard.

Q: What has been you favorite part of this season so far?
A: Definitely beating Stagg in overtime at home.

Q: Who is your favorite teammate?
A: I think I get along best with Nick and Isaiah.

Q: What do you plan to do with basketball after high school?
A: I plan to play in college, but I don’t know where yet.

Q: Who is your favorite NBA player?
A: Probably Trae Young.

Q: Any other hobbies?
A: Just hanging out with friends.