Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Basketball winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Arslan Timerbaev from Russia.
How long have you been playing basketball for?
This is my first year of playing basketball.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I really like the coaching and the facilities.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I like listening to music.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I cheer more and I try to push myself harder.