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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Currey Ingram Academy


ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Currey Ingram Academy

Truman Christie-Mizell

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Truman Christie-Mizell, son of Andre and Patrick Christie-Mizell, is a junior at Currey Ingram Academy and a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.

He plays the position of guard for the team. This season, he set the single-game scoring record for Currey Ingram Academy with 42 points against Hendersonville Christian. He averaged 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the Mustang’s 7-3 start for the season.

Christie-Mizell started playing basketball when he was only four years old.

“I always watched the big stars on TV, including Lebron and Kobe,” he said. “I would go outside and pretend to be them. Ever since then, I’ve been in love with the game.”

When asked what inspires him to train and compete he said his goals for the future push him forward.

“I want to play basketball as long as I can so I am motivated to do anything I can to make that happen,” he said.

Head Basketball Coach Reid McFadden said of Christie-Mizell, “Truman is a special player. He is explosive, has a knack for scoring, and is a great leader on the court. Truman’s love for the game is evident every time he plays.”

Two of his biggest role models are his parents, Andre and Patrick.

“Everyday, they push me to make me a better person than who I was yesterday,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to do anything if I didn’t have them, and I am so thankful that they get to be by my side through this wonderful journey.”

Off the court, Christie-Mizell enjoys reading and writing poetry.

After graduating next year, he plans to go to college to study African-American studies and hopes to continue his basketball career. Eventually, he would like to play professionally overseas.

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