Connor Johnson is an 8th grader at Galway Central Jr./Sr. High School who plays basketball at the YMCA Wilton Branch, as well as for his school and the Athletic Armature Union.
“Connor enjoys helping and teaching the other kids there (at the YMCA) how to play basketball,” said Cynthia Johnson, Connor’s Mom.
Question: How old were you when you started playing basketball?
Answer: I started playing when I was 12. I started playing at the Y.
Question: What made you want to get into basketball?
Answer: It was something I always wanted to do.
Question: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Answer: Curry, Stephen Curry. I like that he’s little and going against the pros. He was doubted when he was a kid, and now he’s proven everyone wrong.
Question: Who are you most inspired by?
Answer: The most inspiring thing to me is my family, and my grandparents. But other things that inspire me are my coaches, my friends; the YMCA is a inspiring thing for me.
Questions: Who are your biggest fans?
Answer: My papsy, my mom and my family.
Question: What is your favorite thing about basketball?
Answer: I like the competitive side of it and I like that there is a lot of action.
Question: Least favorite?
Answer: Injuries and getting hurt.
Question: Have you had many injuries?
Answer: Not a lot, but I have had rolled ankles here and there.
Question: What do you do to get hyped up for a game?
Answer: The people around me pump me up saying ‘you’re gonna do good out there!’ I warm up and stretch.
Connor is already looking at colleges in hopes of continuing to play basketball, the sport he loves, wherever he attends.