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Q-and-A with Rich South's Cierra Garrett

12/03/2012, 7:15pm CST
By Tony Baranek tbaranek@southtownstar.com

Rich South senior point guard Cierra Garrett checks in for a Q-and-A.


Rich South's CiErra Garrett. Fall sports photo day at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois, Sunday, November 18, 2012. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media

Cierra Garrett, 17, of Richton Park, is in her fourth season as a point guard at Rich South. She also competes in track and field.

What do you like most about playing basketball?
I guess playing with a team. I’ve been playing with my sister (DeAsia) for so long. It’s just fun.

How is it like playing with a twin sister?
I know everything that she’s going to do. Knowing all of her moves makes it easier to play.

In 10 years, what’s the funniest story you’ll tell about coach (Brian) Mays?
At our first practice (together) he made me and DeAsia race the basketball downcourt. We kept on doing it five or six times, until we could actually beat the ball. We were right up on the ball twice. But he won’t say it.

Do you have any nicknames?
My dad and my sister started calling me Caesar, and it stuck with me.

When you get mad, what usually happens next?
I’ll go outside to play basketball or talk to my sister to calm down.

Do you have a Christmas wish list?
Actually, there is just one thing I really want, but my parents can’t get that for me. (Smiling) It has to do with a boy.

What opposing player would you just love to have as a teammate?
Bria Gaines (of Bloom). That’s an easy pass to make. We won’t get the ball stolen if I throw it to her.

What’s your guilty pleasure food?
Probably parmesan chicken.

If you could be in a cartoon show, what one would it be?
“Kim Possible”. She’s always doing crazy stuff.

Would your rather go shopping with Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift?
Neither. I’d rather go with Teyana Taylor. She’s got the best swag, to me.

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