One of the brightest young prospects in the WBBL and looking to establish herself further at international youth level, we catch up with 2000-born (yes, you heard us right) Megan Haines of Brixton Topcats.
Name: Megan Haines
Team: Brixton Topcats
Position: Point Guard
Signature Play: Behind the back pass
Twitter address: @meganhaines13
How did you get into basketball? I joined a basketball school group called ‘Ball Up Sports’ when I was in Year 5 and have been training and playing for them for the past five years.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals before you play? No rituals for me before playing!
What has been your best basketball memory so far? My greatest basketball memory was being selected to represent England last year!
Favourite basketball arena? My favourite court to play on [so far at least] is ACS Cobham International School.
What sports do you enjoy outside of basketball and who do you follow/support? No other sports for me – it’s just basketball, the gym and cross-fit training. Although I enjoy following Russell Westbrook and Steph Curry as players.
Who would you want to play you in a film of your life? I would like Jennifer Lawrence to play me in a film.
If you could be a character in any film or TV show (current or past), who would you be and why? I would like to think I Was like Katniss Everdeen out of ‘The Hunger Games’ because I believe I am a fighter!
Fast-fire favourites of yours please – [Song] ‘Love yourself by Justin Bieber, [Movie] Coach Carter, [Drink] Purdeys, [Day] Monday, [Colour] Yellow, [Number] 10, [City] London
What would be your perfect weekend? My perfect weekend would be going shopping and playing ball.
Who or what makes you laugh? Miranda Hart and my team-mates make me laugh!
Who and/or what do you find really annoying? When people say they will do something and never do.
You win millions in a competition – who do you tell first and why, what do you buy first and why? The first person I would tell would be my mum as I tell her everything and the first thing I would buy would be a yellow Lamborghini as this is my dream car that I am working towards
If you didn’t play basketball, what other sport would you like to be a pro in and why? If I couldn’t play basketball anymore, I would want to be a pro in athletics as I used to be a sprinter – but I gave it up for basketball
Finally, tell us something hardly anybody or nobody knows about you? Not a lot of people know that I hate Halloween!