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Kelly Lahart of Massachusetts wins IMG Academy Girls Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of July 15

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 Girls Basketball winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 15 is 12-year-old Kelly Lahart from Franklin, Mass.

How long have you been playing basketball for?

I've been playing basketball for nine years.

Who are your coaches?

Coach Shell DaileyLaKita Ford, Alyssa Mann and Josie Traberg are my coaches.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is all of the people here. The coachings are always helping you and all of the new people that I have met have been really cool.

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

I just try to get focused on the game.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Brittney Griner inspires me the most because she's very hardworking and I think she's a good leader to her team.

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

After I win a game, I like to eat a good dinner or something like that with my family at night.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Just knowing that once you're done, you'll feel very good about yourself that you achieved something and you worked hard.