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September 3, 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 girls 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 East Carter Guard Kristen Mayo averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals splitting time with the Kentucky Diamonds and Kentucky Premier. She also averaged 11 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds for East Carter last season.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What High School will you be attending?
A. (Kristen Mayo): East Carter High School.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
A. (KM): The speed and physical play of summer ball helps to slow down the pace of high school basketball.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
A. (KM): My goal is to score my 1000th point my freshman year.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
A. (KM): To win a district, regional and possibly a state title.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
A. (KM): I'm 5'6" 120 lbs.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
A. (KM): Run and gun.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
A. (KM): Ball handling and floor vision.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
A. (KM): There are always aspects of the game I can improve on.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
A. (KM): First and foremost I hope to get a college education and then pursue my dream of playing in the WNBA.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
A. (KM): Yes. Morehead State University, Lehigh University, Western Carolina University and Bowling Green State University.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
A. (KM): Basketball ending injury.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
A. (KM): I'm fearless on the court.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. (KM): "Ray" my dad gave it to me. It is a shortened version of my middle name Reanna.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
A. (KM): I play the piano.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
A. (KM): "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
A. (KM): Pizza.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
A. (KM): Tim Tebow.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
A. (KM): Any major Division I school.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
A. (KM): "Coach E", Coach Hager Easterling is my high school coach. He is demanding of excellence, sincere in caring for his team and someone to look up to because of his Christ-centered life
Q. (DY): Whose game to you model yours after?
A. (KM): Chris Paul.