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Kristina Galants of Russia wins the IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of July 22

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in rcognition 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/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Kristina Galants from Russia.

How long have you been playing basketball for?

I have been playing for four years.

Who is your coach?

Coach Shell Dailey, Coach LaKita Ford, and Coach Alyssa Mann were my coaches this week.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I love the drills, facilities, and coaching.

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

I just make sure I visualize and focus on what I can do to have the best game.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Becky Hammon inspires me the most.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Basketball is my favorite sport so I am always motivated to get better.