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August 30, 2013
The 2017 class is shaping up to be extremely solid with a lot of talented freshman to be. Kentucky Preps will be taking a look at some of the best freshman to be in a series called Freshman Spotlight. We'll be asking each of the players 20 questions to get to know some of them as they start their high school career.
2017 DuPont Manual Guard Tonysha Curry played for Team Shively this Summer and will follow in her siblings (Destony (Bellarmine freshman to be) & Teanna Curry (Manual junior to be)) footsteps at Manual. She'll play with Kentucky Premier next AAU season.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What Highschool will you be attending?
A. (Tonysha Curry): DuPont Manual High School.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
A. (TC): I've spent a lot of time in the weight room, which has made my body stronger for this upcoming season. I've been attending daily workouts that are mainly focusing on improving my agility and one-on-one game which has definitely helped improved my quickness with and without the ball. I've played AAU basketball this summer which has allowed me to travel to out of town tournaments and play against some of the best talent in the nation, which has improved my game and given me confidence as a player.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
A. (TC): Because I am a very competitive and passionate player, my expectations for myself are very high. I expect myself to always be very aggressive, defensively and offensively and to be a threat at all times when I'm on the floor.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
A. (TC): I expect my team to play hard, play smart and play together at all times throughout the season. I expect us to get our job done and take home a championship.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
A. (TC): I'm 5'9 160 pounds.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
A. (TC): My style of play is very aggressive and strong. I'm always creating ways to score or stop the other team from scoring.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
A. (TC): My basketball IQ, my strength and my shooting ability.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
A. (TC): My quickness and moving without the ball could be much better. Also I don't always look to see the entire floor.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
A. (TC): I hope to have a successful future playing professional basketball and to just be able to do something I love for a living and get paid for it.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
A. (TC): Yes. Western Kentucky University has shown interest in me.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
A. (TC): Losing someone or something I love.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
A. (TC): My natural leadership.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. (TC): N/A.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
A. (TC): I am very good at volleyball.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
A. (TC): "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond all measures."
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
A. (TC): Spaghetti.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
A. (TC): LeBron James.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
A. (TC): University of Connecticut.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
A. (TC): Geno Auriemma.
Q. (DY): Whose game to you model yours after?
A. (TC): Candace Parker.