Athletes of the Week: Sa'kinah Williams & Grant Coleman

Athletes of the Week: Sa'kinah Williams & Grant Coleman

This school year, we're giving our weekly honorees the chance to show off their teammates:

 

Sa'kinah Williams | Judah Christian girls' basketball

Why she's Athlete of the Week: The sophomore proved integral as the Tribe swept five games and won the Mike Walsh Tournament in Bement. Williams collected 70 points, 33 rebounds, 10 blocks and 10 steals in that stretch of action.

From Williams: "It was just all of us playing together as a team. We worked well together, and you could definitely see it. I think it gives us a tremendous amount of confidence, knowing we can win if we work together as a team. We can accomplish and basically be anything."

I need tickets to see ... anything to do with LeBron James. LeBron is my favorite player and always has been my favorite player.

One movie I could watch over and over is ... "Black Panther." That's probably one of the best movies I've ever seen. It's just amazing.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... invisibility. Being able to appear and disappear randomly is fun to me.

The social media platform I use most is ... Snapchat. I can connect with my friends easily.

My biggest pet peeve is ... when people touch me.

My best basketball memory is ... this summer, during an AAU game, we were down by one point, and it was with like four seconds left. My teammate got the steal, and I was running for a fastbreak and made the basket to win the game.

My most embarrassing basketball memory is ... I don't really have embarrassing moments. Just when I fall.

Before a game, I ... like to get myself hyped and listen to music — hip hop by Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar.

After a game, I ... relax, talk about the game and eat.

In five years, I see myself ... hopefully going to a medical school and playing basketball.

Honorable mention: Mallory Drake, Watseka basketball; Alexa Franklin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Claire Retherford, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Chian Scott, Urbana basketball; Jasman Severado, Westville basketball; Maddie Stevens, Clinton basketball; Avery Still, Sullivan basketball; Mya Tinsley, Ridgeview basketball; Bree Trimble, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Katelyn Young, Oakwood basketball.

Grant Coleman | Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball

Why he's Athlete of the Week: The junior went off in the Bulldogs' lone game last week, posting a 39-point, 14-rebound double-double while shooting 13 of 25 from the field, 5 of 10 from three-point range and 8 of 12 from the free-throw line during an 81-59 win at Charleston.

From Coleman: "My team contributed a lot to (my success) — getting me the ball a lot, setting a lot of great screens. Just doing the right things. I've become more of a leader on the team and try to help other people out."

I need tickets to see ... a Golden State Warriors game. It's one of my favorite basketball teams.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... any of the "Fast and Furious" movies. I like the high action, and I'm really into cars.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... to fly. Just getting anywhere you want to go anytime you want would be great.

The social media platform I use most is ... Instagram. It has a good variety of things. You can post pictures or talk whenever you want.

My biggest pet peeve is ... when people talk over other people.

My best basketball memory is ... winning the regional last year. It was just fun as a team to go for everything.

My most embarrassing basketball memory is ... when I got my ankles broken (crossed up) at a tournament one time and fell over.

Before a game, I ... listen to music to get zoned in. I listen to rap, mostly.

After a game, I ... celebrate the wins with my teammates.

In five years, I see myself ... in college trying to get a higher education so I can get a better job. I'd like to study sports psychology.

Honorable mention: Grant Albaugh, Judah Christian wrestling; Hayden Cargo, Rantoul basketball; Jacob Conaty, LeRoy/Tri-Valley wrestling; Jack Cook, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Jonathan Dullerud, Urbana swimming and diving; Kolin Dykes, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin wrestling; Gavin Groff, Mahomet-Seymour swimming and diving; Ian Lowry, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Riley Morris, St. Thomas More basketball; Tevin Smith, Danville basketball.

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