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2022-23 Player Profile: Elam Pyle, Silppery Rock Powered by Showcase Homes

Elam Pyle. Photo by Kimberly Booher.

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Sports Played: Basketball
Parents Names: Matt Pyle and Colby Mainhart
Siblings: Sister named Lahna age 12 step sisters Ava and Ashlyn, Stepbrother Michael
Social Media Handles: Instagram @pyle_elam – Twitter @Elam_Pyle
2021-22 Highlights:
Slippery Rock had its first basketball winning season in almost 10 years and the best record in 10 years. I was named Varsity Captain as a Junior along with two other players. Top 10 in the region for 3-point field goal makes.
College Athletics plan if applicable:
Absolutely, I want to play college basketball, the level does not matter to me at all, whatever school seems to be the best fit for me is where I will go.


Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: First sport I played was basketball, since I was 5, my grandpa introduced me to the sport and I have fell in love with the game. The game of basketball is perfection.

Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: The most important factor is being coachable and putting in that extra work outside of team practice, no matter if you are tired or sore.

Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: My go to non sport activity is definitely fishing, I enjoy traveling to lakes all around the area and fishing them.

Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: If I could meet one person living or dead it would be Pistol Pete Maravich that is my all time favorite basketball player and my uncle who past away is the one who told me about him. The first thing I would ask him is just for advice on the game because the best thing someone can do is listen to someone who knows what they are talking about.

Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is basketball and like I said in question 8 I wouldn’t change a thing about the game, it is perfect.

Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Definitely Hibachi Steak with Lo mein noodles and fried rice.

Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: My ideal Vacation spot is probably a big city like New York, I love shopping and the city life so yeah probably New York.

Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: Nope I am just very thankful for D9 and 10 sports for this opportunity to get some exposure to some college coaches maybe, I really appreciate this, the only other thing important to mention is it’s not just about sports kids it’s about the academic side of it, you are a STUDENT athlete.

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