Haynes Waid

This week's Lee-Scott Athlete of the Week is Haynes Waid, a senior point guard on the Warriors' basketball team.

The Auburn Villager: When did you get your start playing basketball?

Haynes Waid: I just started playing when I picked up a basketball when I was about 3 years old playing with my dad in the backyard. 

AV: When did you start playing competitively?

HW: When I was in first grade I started playing rec basketball. 

AV: What do you enjoy about basketball over other sports?

HW: I love it more. It's something different. I kind of appeal to it more than anything else.

AV: What do you like about playing point guard?

HW: I like distributing the ball. I like getting other people involved and making everyone else better. 

AV: Do you have any players you watch or emulate?

HW: Steve Nash. Steve Nash was one of my favorites growing up.

AV: What did you like about his game?

HW: He does the same things. He distributes and makes everyone better. 

AV: How is the season going so far and what are you all looking forward to?

HW: It's been pretty good. We're the No. 1 seed going into the state tournament. We've lost more games than we've wanted, but I think they were all needed and we've learned from them. 

AV: Do you have any other hobbies outside of sports?

HW: I'm on a fishing team at Lee-Scott. We fish tournaments over the weekends for our school. 

AV: What's the biggest fish you've caught so far this season?

HW: I caught a 7-pounder earlier this January, a 7-pound large mouth bass.

AV: Is there a certain weight fish you're going for?

HW: Yeah. I want to break double digits this year. I want to break a 10-pounder. 

AV: Have you caught one that big before?

HW: I have not. I've been really close; I've caught a 9, but I have not caught a 10.

AV: As a senior, do you know what you want to do after you graduate?

HW: Yes, sir. I'm going to Auburn. I'm going to major in Fisheries.

Interview by Brian Woodham

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