Tevin Elmore is the starting center for the Lake Highlands basketball team, which opens the playoffs against Lakeview Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plano East. Elmore, a senior, is a Peer Helper, which is a mentor for underprivileged elementary school students.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: My favorite subject this year would have to be AP Government. In that class, I get challenged and well-prepared for college. It gives me a better understanding of how college work will be.
Q: What is the best thing about being a Peer Helper?
A: The best thing to me is the great feeling that I get from knowing that I’m changing a kid’s life just by spending time with them. Also, I like bonding with fellow Peer Helpers.
Q: If you were not on the basketball team, are there any sports you would have liked to play at LH?
A: I would have played football as a defensive end. I actually regret quitting football because I was pretty good.
Q: What has been your favorite memory so far about this basketball season?
A: The memory that I am going to keep is the after-game dinners. We just bond at the dinners and talk. The places we usually eat are Wing Stop, Jakes and Cici’s Pizza.
Q: What is your favorite video game?
A: My favorite game, when I play games, would have to be Call of Duty. I don’t play often, but I love it.
Q: What are your plans for college?
A: My plan is to attend Texas A&M Commerce and major in sports studies/kinesiology. Also, I’m going to try and walk on to their basketball team. I may try and get some sort of internship with their basketball program, which could lead to a job.
Q: Do you have any specific pre-game rituals?
A: I really don’t do much but stretch and think about my job on the court. But, I always pray and talk to Coach.
Q: What will you miss most when the season ends?
A: I will miss my teammates the most, along with the bus rides to the games. Just the overall fun I have with my teammates.