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Faces Off the Field: KeErick Carr, senior point guard, Pflugerville

What kind of season are you expecting for your team?

The type of season I am expecting for me and my team to have is simple — win district and make a run in the playoffs for state. We have the seniors and leaders to do just that.

Tell me about the first time you played organized basketball.

My first organized basketball game with refs was so frustrating. I grew up watching “AND1” basketball (videos), doing tricks, not knowing I could not do that in a real game.

What’s your favorite basketball memory at Pflugerville?

When my coach (David Raigosa) trusted me to guard an all-tournament DI point guard (Kyle Murphy of San Antonio MacArthur) in the championship game. It showed me that my coach trusted in me and that means a lot.

Do you pattern your game after anyone?

Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving. The way I get my teammates the ball, I get that from Chris Paul. When it comes to scoring, I love the way Kyrie Irving plays. I love the way he takes other guards off the dribble and finishes.

If you could have dinner with any four people in the history of the world, whom would you invite?

God, Martin Luther King, President Obama and James Naismith.

Why Dr. Naismith?

He’s the man who created the game I love and the game I hope to continue playing in the future. He’s got all the answers to how he created the game.

What are your college plans?

I plan to sign with a school after the season for basketball and cross country. I plan to study in kinesiology/engineering.

What’s your favorite NBA team?

The San Antonio Spurs. They are the true definition of a team. Everyone on the team knows and plays his role and is unselfish. They don’t care who’s scoring as long as they win.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game, I pray and talk to three people — God, my aunt Sherry, who died from breast cancer, and my past AAU coach Thomas Moffet. Those three motivate me for multiple reasons. I eat french fries before every game. I have no clue why but they give me energy. And I listen to “Don’t be Outworked” by Eric Thomas.

What are your strengths on the court?

My biggest strength is being a leader for my team. I love getting my teammates the ball when they’re open. A great game for me is 10 points, 10 assists and playing great defense, even if I don’t start.

If you could attend any concert, who would you want to see?

I would attend Joel Osteen because I feel like he has so much knowledge about life. When I’d leave, I would have learned something new.

What’s your favorite food?

My dad’s wings, dirty rice and french fries.

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