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Alec Staab of Tulsa, Okla., wins the IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of July 8

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 Alec Staab from Tulsa, Okla.

How long have you been playing basketball for? 

I have been playing basketball since I was really little.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I love being in the gym the whole time. It is really fun that I can be in the gym for 6-8 hours a day.

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

For my high school team, we get in a circle and just get really pumped up before the game.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

I like Kevin Durant.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Knowing that someone is working just as hard as me pushes me to go harder during a tough practice.