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GAGE MOTT-MACALUSH – SENIOR – SHEFFIELD
Sports Played: Basketball,Football,track I have lettered in all 3 sports
Parents Names: Elizza Baker and Matthew Baker
Siblings: Bailey Clemens and Vanessa Clemens
Social Media Handles: Instagram- mottmacalush Snapchat-gagemott1
Facebook- Gage Mott-Macalush
2021-22 Highlights: Offensive player of the year and iron man award for football
College Athletics plan if applicable: I would love to play sports in college if the opportunity presents itself.Whether it’s basketball, football, or track I hope to play sports in college. I have not committed yet
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: The first sport I ever played was basketball and I have been hooked ever since I started. I played it because I wanted to try every sport I could
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: The most important factor in me being successful is putting in the hard work and having a high level of maturity
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: My go to non sports activity has to be either lifting weights or playing video games with my friends
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: (1.) i would want to meet Kobe Bryant (2.) the first thing I would ask him is when did you realize the hard work paid off
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. If I could change one thing about it is I would add a higher foul out limit.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: I would definitely have to go with Grilled Chicken Alfredostrong>
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: My ideal vacation spot is Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: My question would be what is some advice you could give to other athletes or younger athletes and my answer would be put in the hard work now and it will pay dividends later also make sure you enjoy what you are doing and don’t let other people ruin it for you.