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Filip Stevanovic of Toronto, Canada wins IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Cindy Yu
Filip Stevanovic of Toronto, Canada wins IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. 

The IMG Academy Basketball winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 12 is 14-year-old Filip Stevanovic from Toronto, Canada.

How long have you been playing basketball for?

I've been playing basketball for two years.

Who is your coach?

Coach Yusef Fitzgerald.

What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite things about IMG Academy are the coaches, the facilities, the staff, the people and how well the camp is organized.

Do you have any pre-game rituals to help you prepare for a big game?

I visualize what I have to do before a game and tell myself key words to get me going before big games.

What professional athletes inspire you the most?

Reggie Miller and Dražen Petrović are the professional athletes that inspire me the most because I just like their attitudes and how they play.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I like to get food with my teammates after I win a game.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I always tell myself that if I work harder in that moment that I won't regret it later and that if I don't, I will regret it later.

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