January 8th, 2015

20 Questions with CJ Shanklin

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with CJ Shanklin
CJ Shanklin is one of St. X's top players / file photo by Kody Nalley

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: CJ Shanklin

Age: 17

Current school: Saint Xavier High school

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: Kammerer

Colleges considering or attending: Kentucky, Louisville.         

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Coming back from my torn ACL and playing at the

same high level I was playing at before.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A Chick-Fil-A sandwich.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Trumpets by Jason Derulo.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Kyrie Irving, because he is exciting to watch and I admire his ability to dribble so well and finish around the basket.          

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get” – Forrest Gump.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith Impacts the way I approach sports a lot. I pray before every game asking God to protect me and keep me from any injury and I also thank him for allowing me to have the ability to play basketball.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Sponge Bob.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? Droid, Instagram.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Cheesecake Factory.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? None.

12. What is your greatest fear? My close family dying.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My laugh.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Trollis

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? The afternoon, because it isn't too early and I get to hang out with friends.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Peanut, my teammate Robert Shaw gave it to me before he went to college. I don't know why.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? The Saint Xavier Winter basketball Clinic because I get to help kids get better at the sport I love. It also puts a smile on their faces, and makes them feel good and gain confidence.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I'm good at FIFA 15 and Black Ops games.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or

backward - which would you select and why? I would travel forward because I don't regret the past and I would like to see what my future holds.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would pick Michael Jordan and ask him what he did step by step to become great.

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