ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Xavier Norfleet

Recently Xavier Norfleet’s basketball team, The Heat, won the fourth- and fifth-grade championship at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, with Xavier helping to lead the way to victory.

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Tell us about the championship you just won. 

I liked the game, and I liked to hang out with my friends at the championship. 

How did you feel when you won the game?

Good. I felt excited and happy. (The final score) was 26 to 23. We won and the other team, they played (well), but we were able to play together. 

What’s your favorite thing about playing basketball?

Working hard by practicing my drills. 

How long have you been playing basketball?

I’ve playing (since) when I was like 5.

What’s your favorite memory from this season?

My favorite memory was having my friends to play (with) and good sportsmanship.

Do you play any other sports?

Football. I like (to play) running back. I like basketball better. (I play football) down the street, down at the football field (in Davenport for the Ridge Youth Football). 

What are you looking forward to this school year? 

I want to make straight As and be the best person I can be, and (eventually) go to college or something. And be a good basketball player. 

What’s your favorite subject in school?

Reading, because it makes me get smarter and learn some new words. 

What’s your favorite Olympic sport to watch?

I like running because my dad (is teaching) me how to run faster.

Coke or Pepsi?

I like Pepsi; it’s my favorite drink. 

If you could go one place in the world, where would you go and why?

I want to go to UNC basketball camp, and I want to go there because I like basketball.


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