Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Mikala Morris

School: Kenton Ridge High School

Grade: 11

Age: 16

Sports: Basketball and volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: Freshman Year: (Basketball) 1st team all conference team CBC, All Clark County team, 1st team District 9 DII team, Honorable Mention Southwest District DII. Sophomore Year: (Volleyball) 1st team all conference CBC, 2nd team District 9, (Basketball) 1st team all conference CBC, All Clark County team, 1st team District 9, All Southwest District 2nd team, All Ohio DII honorable mention. Junior Year: (Volleyball) 2nd team all conference CBC, 1st team District 9 team, (Basketball) 1st team all conference CBC, All Clark County team, 1st team District 9, All Southwest District 2nd team, All Ohio DII honorable mention. Records set in basketball: State and High School Record set for rebounds in a season (495) which is 2nd highest in Ohio history, State and High School Record set for blocks in a season (112) and State and High School Record set for rebounds in a game (30)

Words you live by: “Hustle till your idols become your rivals.”

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My mom

Game-day rituals: Take a nap and listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of my friends and me and some of my awards

When I’m bored I like to … Get on twitter or read a book

Favorite movie: Love & Basketball

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Kehlani

Favorite book: The Selection

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s three-layer pasta

Favorite restaurant: Panera

Whose mind would you like to read: The person who I’m guarding in a sport so I always know what they are about to do

Place where you’d love to travel: Europe

Talent you’d like to have: To be able to sing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Larry Bird

Favorite team: The Cavs

Something in the world I’d like to change: That everyone should be nice to everyone no matter where they came from or what they look like

Favorite sports moment: Winning regional semi-finals for volleyball and being one game away from state

Favorite junk food: Anything chocolate

Best thing about your favorite sport: Playing AAU and getting to meet so many new people and getting the chance to travel the country

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