Lau­ren Wa­syl­son


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - High schools - — By Sarah K. Spencer

The past week: Wa­syl­son scored 30 points in Mars’ 68-45 win against Franklin Re­gional and 20 points in a 59-52 win against Hamp­ton.

Check this out: The se­nior guard is one of two Xavier re­cruits in the WPIAL, along with Ayanna Townsend of Winch­ester Thurston.

How ex­cited are you guys for play­offs? We’re re­ally ex­cited, but we’re still tak­ing it one game at a time. We have a big game against North Catholic, so in practice we def­i­nitely pre­pared for that. I’m ex­cited about how we’re play­ing and I think we’re at our peak right now.

How much bet­ter are you guys now than at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son? We’re def­i­nitely bet­ter. I feel like we get bet­ter ev­ery game as we play with each other. Just our con­nec­tions on the court are much bet­ter. It can get hec­tic out there but we com­mu­ni­cate a lot bet­ter now.

Is it cool to think you’re one of two Xavier re­cruits in the WPIAL? It’s re­ally cool. We haven’t talked to each other yet but we’re friends on Snapchat, Face­book, all the so­cial me­dia. It’s def­i­nitely cool to have an­other per­son from Pitts­burgh area on the team... We’ll be able to drive down with each other and car­pool. It’ll be cool to have an­other Pitts­burgher up there.

Who’s an ath­lete that in­spires you, and why? I’d prob­a­bly go with Steph Curry. He’s ob­vi­ously one of the top guys in the NBA and his shoot­ing is ridicu­lous. As a shooter and basketball player I look up to him. He’s hum­ble and you want to fol­low his ex­am­ple and not take things for granted. He’s some­one to keep track of and try to carry it to your game, as a shooter.

Best mu­sic to lis­ten to be­fore a game? I like rap a lot. Prob­a­bly Drake and God’s Plan. It’s def­i­nitely my fa­vorite and a good pump-up song.

If you could go any­where in the world, where would you go and why? Hawaii just be­cause weather is re­ally warm, and I love the beach.

What was it like to score your 1,000th point? It was awe­some. We were ac­tu­ally play­ing that day be­fore the boys game so there were a lot of peo­ple in the crowd and the crowd went nuts.

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