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Athlete of the Month: Segalovich shoots his way to JV basketball

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Maggie Simonyan
Sophomore Maor Segalovich spins a basketball as he waits his turn to shoot the ball during basketball practice at Birmingham Community Charter High School on Nov. 29. Segalovich is on the boys JV basketball team.

Every month, we recognize two student athletes, one from a boys team and another from a girls team, for their performance on the field. This month we recognize sophomore Maor Segalovich.

Sophomore Maor Segalovich dribbles the ball across the court during basketball practice at Birmingham Community Charter High School on Nov. 29. (Maggie Simonyan)

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a sophomore.

Q: What team do you play for?

A: I play JV basketball.

Q: Did you play on the Birmingham team last year?

A: Yeah I played for the lower level and I got moved up to JV this year.

Q: When does your season start?

A: Sometime in January.

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?

A: I have been playing basketball most of my life. Since 5th or 4th grade.

Q: Who is your biggest role model in the sport and why?

A: Probably Steph Curry. I like his game style and his hard work.

Q: What position do you like to play the most?

A: I like to play shooting guard because my role on the team is just shooting threes.

Q: What was the best piece of advice you have been given about playing basketball?

A: Best piece of advice… hard work means valid.

Q: How do you work on your mental game when playing the sport?

A: Most of the time, I just try not to overthink what’s going to happen in the game. I just try to be in the moment, not thinking too much in the past or the future.

Q: What was your favorite memory from playing basketball on the team?

A : I guess overall development as a player and just trying to get better every day.

Q: Do you have a favorite team?

A: No, I just follow everyone in the NBA.

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Emma Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Emma Rosenberg is in her junior year of high school and first year as a staff writer for The Pearl Post. She enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and reading. While at school, she plans to be active in the school community and maintain good grades in all of her classes. 
Maggie Simonyan, Sports Editor
Maggie Simonyan is The Pearl Post Sports Editor and this is her first year on staff. She currently serves as the school Student Body President, National Honor Society President and is the founder of the non-profit organization Armenian Youth Education Aid. During her free time, she likes to read books, go on runs and perform Armenian dances. As a senior in high school, she is most looking forward to preparing herself for college and life beyond this year.
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    Duriel CarterDec 14, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Tuff maor keep up the work and stay in the lab and you’ll get places🏀🤙🏿💯

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    DCDec 14, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Tuff maor keep up the hard work and you’ll get some where 🤙🏿🏀

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