Q and A: Spencer basketball player Spencer Susa

Q and A: Spencer basketball player Spencer Susa

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Q and A: Spencer basketball player Spencer Susa

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Spencer High School senior Spencer Susa is a three-sport athlete for the Rockets.

He plays in the post on the basketball team which is tied for first in the Cloverbelt Conference and in the fall he has been a two-time first-team all-Cloverbelt offensive lineman.

In the spring he keeps busy by throwing the shot put, an event he reached sectional meet last year.

Are there any similarities to playing in the post and on the offensive line? As a post player you have to be aggressive and box out. I think I get my aggressiveness from playing football, so in that aspect, I took that from football and take it to the basketball court.

What do you credit your teams fast start with? Everybody knows their role and does their best to help the team in any way possible. Everyone plays to their strengths and doesn’t try to do too much on their own.

At 6-1 and tied for first with Columbus Catholic for the Cloverbelt lead, what will the team have to do to stay in the race during the second half of the season? Make sure that we fix our mistakes and keep building our momentum. We have to keep working hard and put ourslves in a position to win the tough games like we have been doing so far.

Who on the team has stepped up to be a contributor this year to help the team be successful? Ryan Busse was a JV player last year and has really stepped up to help us, especially in the post. He’s really improved, but I think everyone on the team has really brought their game up another level this year.

What is your favorite sport and why? It’s always been football. I like the mental toughness you need to be play it and the physicality of the sport. And I really enjoy playing football.

What professional athlete would you like to have lunch with and what would you talk about? Aaron Rodgers. I’d want to know how he felt after the doctors told him he couldn’t play after he broke his collarbone. It would be interesting to hear how he dealt with not playing for so long.

What are you plans for next year? I’m going to go to either UW-La Crosse or Eau Claire. I want to study something in a health-related field, but I’m not sure yet. No matter where I go I’m going to try out for the football team.

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