Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Will Leemaster, New Trier basketball

Will Leemaster is a senior forward for the Trevians. He scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in New Trier’s supersectional win.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

I always wear two pairs of Nike Dri-FIT socks on both feet. That’s kind of my thing. I just listen to music before the game and wear my socks.

2. What do you hope to do next year?

I still have no idea where I’m going to college. My hope is just that I find the right school for me and wherever I go I am happy.

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

I love hanging out with my friends and I like to golf — maybe once a week, if I’m lucky. There is a (golf) simulator at one of the apartment complexes that one of my friend’s and I can use.

4. Who is your favorite athlete?

I love Joakim Noah (NBA-retired). He was my favorite player on the 2014-’15 Bulls, just his energy and the way he rebounded.

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

Probably baseball. I used to play a lot when I was a kid. I ended up stopping after sophomore year. I used to throw it pretty fast.

6. What would be your last meal?

Probably filet mignon, medium rare, and some truffle fries to go with it.

7. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I really want to go to Brazil and go see the Amazon and Rio de Janeiro.

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

Probably the salt and vinegar Pringles chips and an Arnold Palmer. In five minutes, I’m taking that (can of Pringles) down.

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

I can do really good voice impressions. I can do really good cartoon characters and stuff, like Kermit the Frog.

10. How would you best describe your senior season?

The best way to describe it is surreal and overwhelming, the way that last year we set a high bar for us and to get close to that and to come back down state again and to bounce back from some losses has been really fun and really huge for us.

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