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 boys basketball camp winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 15 is 15-year-old Alex Gounarakis from Athens, Greece.
How long have you been playing basketball for?
I've been playing a lot of basketball for the past ten years but I've played since I was very young.
Who is your coach?
Coach Daniel Vivas. Other coaches help me out during training as well.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
Although we didn't know each other in the beginning, we became a family in just a week.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
Kevin Garnett always brings intensity into the game. He always gives 100%.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I like to hang out with my friends and enjoy the big moment after I win a game.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
What motivates me to push through a tough practice is the drive to get better.