Prep Pulse: Garrett Betz


A Q&A with Forest Park senior boys basketball player Garrett Betz.

Nicknames: Beats, Rett

Best thing about the school year: Our calculus class.

Who on your team cracks you up and why: Aaron Hurst, because he is just really wacky and odd.

Complete the sentence: I could binge watch college basketball for hours on end.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life, and why: Mr. Keller, because he's taught me to be myself even when its not a popular opinion.

What’s the best emoji: The crying laughing face.

Favorite type of donut: Chocolate Long John.

One thing you do that puts you in your coach’s doghouse: Running out and not closing out.

People would be surprised to know what about you: I am pretty good at Super Smash Bros.

Piece of advice you’ve gotten that has stuck with you: If someone says you can't, look them in the eyes and say, "Watch me!"

Who do you consider to be your heroes: My dad, Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan and Pre.

Physical feature that makes you unique: My giant scar on my hand.

Oddest piece of trivia that you know: In Boise, Idaho, it is illegal to fish off of a giraffe's neck.

I hate to admit it, but my parents are right about: Spending too much on food.

Complete the sentence: I’m going on a road trip, and I’m going to Florida and I’m taking these people along for the ride: The Friendsgiving group.

No matter what, basketball can always cheer me up.

I spend far too much money on: Food.

You scream at the TV when: I'm losing a game of Smash to my boy (you know who you are).

Something you really wish you knew how to do: Play the trumpet.

What are some things on your bucket list: Skydiving, rock climbing and swimming with sharks.

Best concert you’ve attended: Zac Brown Band, my only concert.

Who’s the smartest person on your team: Reid Steffe.

If you cut the cord but could keep three stations, what would they be: ESPN, FX, Big Ten Network.

Best athlete from another school you’ve faced: Josiah Ricketts (North Posey).

Song in your music collection that’s played the most: "Eye Of The Storm" by Watt White.

Business you’d like to add to your hometown: TownPool.

Favorite former athlete from your school: Nathan Bromm.

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly: Strawberry.

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