Hawks out of class: Elyssia Brooks


Jason Reynolds – Cedarbrook Media

Sophomore, Elyssia Brooks plays on the girls’ varsity basketball team. She enjoys playing the sport during the spring season. “You know, it was kind of like I saw the ball when I was little, picked it up and shot it,” Brooks said.

Portrait image of sophomore Elyssia Brooks. Brooks talks to reporter Imena Mills about her time season with girls’ varsity basketball. (Dana Garcia)

Hawks out of class is a feature column sharing the behind-the-scenes Blue Hawk talent at Rock Hill. 

Elyssia is a member of the girls’ varsity basketball team. Her positivity and willingness to help others make her an excellent pick for Hawks out of class. Elyssia always has a smile on her face, keeps everyone around her smiling, and has an overall outgoing personality. Here, she tells us how she accomplishes her sport.

Hill Top Times: The girls’ varsity basketball team has a 14-13 overall win and is 4th in the district of Prosper ISD. How do you feel about being top 5 in the district?

Elyssia Brooks: I mean, it feels pretty great. We work hard every day. You feel me?

HTT: What made you decide to play basketball, and how long have you been playing?

EB: You know, it was kind of like I saw the ball when I was little, picked it up, and shot it. So that’s how it started.

HTT: What motivates you to play your best every game?

EB: My teammates, my coaches, my dad.

HTT: What is your favorite part of basketball?

EB: Definitely the team bonding and the dynamic we built.

HTT: Many athletes have specific things that they do before every game. Do you have any pregame rituals?

EB: Listen to music, hype up my teammates.

HTT: What type of attitude do you feel you add to the team?

EB: I’m like the hype man, the one that brings the team together.

HTT: And finally, what advice would you give to others trying to succeed in sports or any other extracurricular activities?

EB: I mean, just work hard every day and stay motivated.

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