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Athlete of the Week: Michael Divine

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May 22, 2018

The Xavier Basketball team is a promising team full of devoted players. The young men who play on the team are able to be successful, on and off of the court. One athlete who stands out to the student body, as well as the coach, is Michael Divine. Divine, is described as a well-rounded person, who puts his all into his true passion, basketball. Moving to the Coachella Valley from Ohio, Divine has been able to successfully move between two very different school sports’ atmospheres containing different levels of competition, without a thought of quitting.

Divine’s determination stems from the feeling he gets when he steps on the court. He does not only love how the game works but also the feeling he obtains after a big win! He has been playing basketball since he was able to, at a very young age, and his favorite position to play is shooting guard. Due to Divine’s excellence on the court, he chose the number one for his jersey. This is also a symbol of his position in everyone’s heart! Not only does Divine excel in high school basketball, but he is also planning to play in college, as well as the NBA, if possible.

Divine prepares for his big games by planning ahead of time on what to do to physically to get his body in to shape. He eats pasta and puts in many hours at the gym. Mentally Divine has many sources from which to draw. Divine gets hyped for big games by listening to rap, in particular Trophies by Young Money. Another very strong motivation is his dad. Divine’s father has shown him how to always put your whole self into the game. And finally Divine even looks up to his inspiration, LeBron James specifically for his determination to win. Divine’s advice to anyone pursuing basketball is to work hard and to make sure to keep your head on straight.

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