Athletes of the Week: Kruse and Lee

Athletes of the Week: Kruse and Lee

Matt Kruse, Monticello, Basketball, Junior

Recently: The 6-foot-8 center scored 36 points in two games to help the Sages extend their winning streak to four games.

In his words: "We had a strong preseason schedule, so there were some wins we could have had. Lately, we've been sharing the ball and finally hitting our stride at the right time."

I'm driving ... a 1999 Volvo. Got it off Craigslist at a Walmart parking lot.

I need concert tickets to ... Kanye and Jay-Z Tour.

I'm always texting ... I'm not too big of a texter.

Who's going to win the Super Bowl? I'm feeling the Patriots, but I don't want to root for them.

In five years ... I want to be finishing up my college basketball career and pursuing a degree in medicine.

Favorite basketball players ... Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki

Favorite team ... the Bulls. I think it's their year.

My best dunk ... I hate to say it, but I haven't had one in a game yet. I'll call you when I do.

Honorable mention: Cole Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Reid Farchmin, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Cole Hasselbring, CPCI basketball; Erik Heine, Urbana swimming; Michael Franklin, Urbana basketball; Tanner Harris, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Corbin Hesterberg, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Ryan Pearce, Villa Grove basketball; Tanner Ribbe, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Tyler Schuring, Arthur basketball; Morgan Supergan, Bismarck-Henning wrestling; Tyler Woolridge, LeRoy wrestling; Darren Wynn, Centennial wrestling

Kristina Lee, Judah Christian, Basketball, Sophomore

Recently: A six-player roster isn't slowing her down, the 16-year-old just missing back-to-back triple-doubles with a two-game average of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8.5 steals.

In her words: "With six players, very rarely do I come out. I get tired early, but by the second quarter I'm fine."

I'm driving ... I have a permit.

I'm always texting ... Briahna McCowan.

I'm dying to see ... "Beauty and the Beast 3D."

I need concert tickets to ... Sugarland.

Who's going to win the Super Bowl? The Patriots. I love Tom Brady.

My first job was ... working child care at Vineyard.

In five years ... I want to be a chef. I've always liked cooking.

Favorite athlete ... Peyton Manning

Favorite basketball player ... Brandon Paul

Honorable mention: J'Lynn Ayers, Danville basketball; Betsy Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Chelsea Cross, Centennial basketball; Kari Free, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Allison Fritz, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Emma Hoyer, Urbana Uni High basketball; Olivia Janssen, Christ Lutheran basketball; Laura Litchfield, Champaign Central basketball; Tanna Petersak, Schlarman basketball; Regan Romshek, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Bailey Trimble, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Ashley Tabb, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Hannah Wascher, Rantoul basketball

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