Athlete of the Week: Casey Gossett, Miami Valley School


Name: Casey Gossett

School: Miami Valley School

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Springboro resident earned District 15 Underclassmen All-Star and first-team all-conference honors

Bet you didn’t know … I grew 8 inches in one year

Words you live by: If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Toughest opponent: Troy Christian

Biggest influence: My parents

Match-day rituals: Listening to music and eating a Subway sandwich

What’s on your bedroom walls: Cincinnati Bengals Fathead and my TV

When I’m bored I like to …Watch YouTube or eat

Favorite movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Person who would play you in a movie: Ryan Reynolds

Favorite TV show: Impractical Jokers

Favorite musical artist: Childish Gambino

I can’t live without: My family

I can live without: Meatloaf

Event you’d like to attend: A March Madness Final Four

Favorite book: Outside Shot

Favorite home-cooked meal: Guy Fieri’s Mac Daddy Mac & Cheese

Favorite restaurant: Bravo

Favorite smell: Polo Red Cologne

Favorite cereal: Reese’s Puffs

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Elon Musk

Whose mind would you like to read? Bill Gates

Place where you’d love to travel? Italy

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Web design

Favorite athlete: A.J. Green

Favorite team: Cincinnati Bengals

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: Global warming

Favorite sports moment: Hitting a half-court shot to tie the game against Middletown Christian in eighth grade

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about basketball: Having fun and watching yourself improve

In 10 years, I hope to be … A software engineer