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Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Logan Feller, New Trier basketball

Logan Feller is a senior guard for the Trevians in his second year as a starter. Feller will continue playing basketball for Johns Hopkins University next season.

1.) Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

I wouldn’t say anything too crazy. I just try to stay really hydrated the night before and the day of the game, and as I’m warming up, I have a stretching routine to make sure I am loose. 

2. Why Johns Hopkins?

There is so much I can say about the academics and athletics and how the two intersect. I felt like when I took my visit, the school and athletic director and whole athletic department make sure students-athletes have a great experience there and get the most out of the school. It came down to the connection I made with the coaches there and I thought I could thrive in their program. 

3. What would be your dream job?

I would say I’ve always wanted to work in government. My dad used to be a prosecutor in the justice department, so following in his footsteps in that regard. It also would be really cool to come back and coach at New Trier one day. 

4. Why would you want to come back to New Trier?

I’m always told there’s nothing like playing high school basketball — the whole experience, the community rallying around you and the group of guys you spend so much time with … the brotherhood is really special. Coming back and continuing that in the future would be a cool opportunity. 

5. Who is your favorite athlete?

I’m a huge Michigan fan. A lot of my family has closes ties to it. So I’ll say Blake Corum, their running back right now, is a really electric player and watching him has been fun.

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

I would say it would probably be tennis. I grew up a tennis payer. My dad was captain of his tennis team in high school. My parents always told me I had tennis in my blood. I played up until fourth grade. I don’t want to say I regret the decision to stop playing, but it would have been interesting to see what happens.

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

Getting to spend time with my friends, especially now that we’re seniors. Having that relationship is really special. We’ve all known each other since kindergarten pretty much so getting to spend time with them is really good. 

8. If you’re in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

My teammates probably already know this answer, but I always have to go with a cinnamon brown sugar, BelVita cookie. I love those. Also I’m a big Vitamin Water guy, so a lemonade Vitamin Water

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

This is more about my family than me, but I have four siblings and obviously two parents and every one of our names starts with ‘L.” My dad is Lenny, mom is Lisa, an older brother Lucas, I’m Logan, a younger brother Levi, younger sister Lucy and my baby sister is London. 

10. What is this year’s team capable of?

Obviously with all the success we’ve had the last couple of years, I know there is a goal around the whole team of going right back to where we were and having a shot at going all the way. We also have an understanding that we’re a pretty young team. We only returned four major rotational pieces. We know it’s going to take a bit to hit our stride. So we have to look at the big picture with a goal to peak in late February early March. That’s where we want to be at our best. It’s a quest to be at our best at that time.

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