Athlete of the week


Zach Sanders, Columbus East junior basketball player

Sanders scored a career-high 24 points Friday to lead the Olympians to a 79-65 win at Madison. He went 9-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.

His performance last week:

“I felt pretty good about it, hitting all those 3’s. My teammates were getting me the ball, so I just have to knock them down.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Every game, I go to our pregame warmup and warm up hard.”

Favorite drink:

“Blue Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Chicken burritos”

Favorite music group:

“Florida-Georgia Line”

Favorite book:

“The ‘Cirque Da Freak’ series or ‘Summer Ball’”

Favorite class:


Role model:

“My favorite player in the NBA is probably Paul George”

Best advice:

“When you’re not hitting shots, just keep shooting, and keep your confidence up.”

Athletics goal:

“Our goal for the team is to win the sectional.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Probably the Bahamas, because it seems like a cool place to go for a getaway.”