Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Fernandes
By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer
School: Assabet Valley Regional High School
Coach: Ralph Grasso
What are your earliest basketball memories?
“My earliest memories are playing basketball at the Boys and Girls Club everyday with my friends.”
What were your first Assabet practices like as a freshman four years ago?
“I was nervous being the only freshmen brought up to varsity, but I had confidence because I knew there was a reason I was brought up.”
Which coach has really encouraged you to succeed?
“Coach [Ralph] Grasso, because he has taught me everything that he knows about the game, and it has made me the player I am today.”
Which teammate have you had the easiest time relating to?
“Christian Uribe, because not only are we close on the court, but he is my best friend off the court.”
Which single game has been the most special during your tenure at Assabet?
“The most special game for me was during my sophomore year, when our team made the Clark Tournament. Even though we lost in the first round, it was a fun experience.”
What do you consider to be the best part of your game on the court?
“The best part of my game is probably my shooting ability.”
Who are your favorite professional basketball team and player?
“My favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers, and my favorite player is their point guard Kyrie Irving.”
What is your favorite class in school, and why?
“My favorite class is history, because I like learning about the past.”
What kind of legacy do you hope to leave at Assabet?
“When I graduate, I hope to leave the legacy of having good sportsmanship, and respect for my teammates.”
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