Click here to read this week's Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde High School senior Payton Sarkesian.
Where are you from?
What sports do you play?
Basketball and football.
Which is your favorite?
What’s the best part about it?
The worst part?
There is no worst part of football. Even losing, you still feel great because you’re out there with your buddies.
Do you have any favorite sports teams or athletes?
USC [University of Southern California] Trojans.
What do you aspire to be when you’re older?
I want to be a firefighter and on the side I want to open a barber shop and be a barber.
What kinds of valuable lessons has playing sports taught you?
How to overcome things and to take responsibility for your actions.
Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
I pray before every game asking for safety and to perform well.
Who’s the most influential person in your life?
Coach [Jerry] Rhoades.
Is there a memorable game that you’ve had in your career?
I don’t have a top one .... Senior year, Paradise Honors. Junior year, Parker, that game was a cool game.