Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Noah Shannon, New Trier basketball

Noah Shannon is a senior forward for the Trevians who was recently named All-Tournament at New Trier’s out-of-state tourney in Arizona.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

Yes. Normally I drive myself to the games, so I’ll listen to the news, like BBC or something, just to clear my head. When I listen to a song before a game, it gets stuck in my head and I’ll be focused on that in the game.

2. What do you hope to do next year?

I’m just looking at a couple (Division III) schools right now, see who reaches out. I am considering all my options, but I would like to play in college. 

3. What is your favorite thing to do off the court? 

Me and my friends play this game called mahjong. At camp, one of my friends’s brothers introduced it to us. We all wrote college essays about it.

4. If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I think it would be soccer. I played a little bit when I was in eighth grade. And Just watching English Premier League soccer, the fanbase is unbelievable. Being a part of that would be a lot of fun.

5. Do you have a favorite athlete?

Actually yes, so I started getting involved in the WNBA last year with Josh Kirkpatrick on the team, and after that Allie Quigley (Chicago Sky) became my favorite athlete. 

6. What would be your dream job? 

To probably be some sort of surgeon. That type of stuff really interests me. My mom is a doctor and surgeon and I really like what she does. 

7. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

I’d probably go in and get a gallon of milk and some Oreos and just eat the whole bag. 

8. If you won the lottery, what would be your first purchase?

A motorcycle. I think those are awesome. To just pull up to school in one would send a message; I don’t know what it would be but it would certainly be a message. 

9. What is something people do not know about you?

I was named after Tom Brady. My middle name is Brady. My dad went to (the University of) Michigan; that’s where he got it. My mom didn’t know it at the time.

10. How is this team looking halfway through the season?

We feel pretty good. I think we can clean a lot of things up, especially on the defensive side. And take better care of the ball. If we do those two things we’ll be in good shape. I think we’d be contenders for state champions if we can do that.

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