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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Manuel Garcia, boys basketball

Photo: Danny Noyola
Manuel Garcia

Manuel Garcia

  • Grade: 12
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Position: Point guard and shooting guard
  • Age Started Playing: 15

How would other people describe you as an athlete?

Very athletic.

How and why did you start playing? 

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I started playing because I saw Michael Jordan as my favorite player. He motivated me to get up and work.

Describe how you prepare before a game/tournament. 

I prepare by listening to music and getting hyped.

For people that have never played your sport, what do you think the average person gets wrong about it? 

They get wrong about the hard work you have to do to accomplish your goals and everything. They think it’s so easy, but you actually got to put in the work.

What personal superstitions or traditions do you have before, during or after a game? 

I always double-sock my socks.

Tell us about your favorite memory as an athlete either on or off the field. 

My favorite memory is dunking someone, a five-star.

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

I’m proud of getting the most wins since 2019 and bringing Caney Creek to a better community.

As an athlete, who is someone you are thankful for and why? 

I am thankful for my mom and dad because without them I wouldn’t be where I am.

What advice would you give to your younger self when you began playing? T

I would tell myself just to work hard and to be consistent.

What’s on your sports bucket list? 

Play with famous people, celebrities.


  • Team/Sport Ritual or Tradition: Houston Rockets
  • Pre-Game Meal:  Pasta or chicken alfredo
  • Post-Game Meal: Spaghetti
  • Exercise: Crutches and abs
  • Hype Music: “Young Boy”
  • Sports Movie/TV Show: “Space Jam”


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Cristian Argueta
Cristian Argueta, Photojournalist
Cristian Argueta is a photographer in Caney Creek Student Media. This will be his first year in the program. He enjoys taking pictures of Japanese cars outside of school, JDM cars are his favorite, and is very friendly.
Danny Noyola
Danny Noyola, Technology Manager
Danny Noyola is a photographer for Caney Creek student media. This will be his first year in staff after taking the beginner course, apart from Student Media Danny is part of the Caney Creek band. Prior to staff Danny has received many academic and teacher awards for his good behavior.
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