2-Minute Drill with Battery Creek basketball player Devontae Wilson

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2-Minute Drill with Battery Creek basketball player Devontae Wilson

By STEPHEN FASTENAU
sfastenau@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, February 1, 2013   |  435 Words  |  

Devontae Wilson isn't doing this on his own.

He's glad for that. The Battery Creek High School sophomore thinks the Dolphins are playing more as a team than they did a season ago.

Wilson and teammate Yuneek Crittendon lead Battery Creek in scoring, at 12.5 points per game. But Wilson said he doesn't look at the numbers.

After starting as a freshman, Wilson worked to improve his jumping ability and pull-up jump shot. His work is for the team, he said.

"We don't care who scores the most," he said. "I always look to my team. I can't win by myself."

Battery Creek is 10-10 on the season and 8-3 in Region 6-AA entering tonight's region matchup with North Charleston. Coach Antoine Youmans believes a victory could help the Dolphins secure the No. 2 seed and a home playoff game.

And that's what Wilson and his teammates have in mind.

"Go far in the playoffs, that's all we're looking for," Wilson said. "We're a pretty good team."

The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet caught up with Wilson this week and ran him through the Two-Minute Drill.

  • What's one word that describes you? Outgoing.
  • Best way to spend free time? Working on my skills.
  • Last movie you saw? Coach Carter.
  • Favorite sports movie? Coach Carter.
  • Who would play you in a movie? Morris Chestnut.
  • Favorite pregame meal? Half a sub sandwich from Subway.
  • Favorite postgame meal? The other half.
  • Favorite college sports team? University of Florida.
  • Favorite professional sports team? The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.
  • Most hated team? Boston Celtics.
  • Favorite athlete? LeBron James and Brandon Jennings.
  • Celebrity you would want to have dinner with? Beyonce.
  • Last book you read? Usually I read magazines, like sports magazines. Sports Illustrated, I read all the articles.
  • Favorite school subject? English.
  • Facebook or Twitter? Twitter.
  • XBox, Wii or PS3? XBox.
  • And what game are you playing? Call of Duty.
  • The last song to play on your iPod? "Love Me," by Lil Wayne, featuring Future and Drake.
  • TV show you can watch over and over again? Blue Mountain State.
  • Best high school sports memory? Scoring 24 points against Cane Bay my freshman year.
  • What are you looking forward to this summer? Working out with coaches, getting ready for my junior year.