I recently interviewed Mr. Austin Banks, a fellow student here at Walker High School. He is presently a 2012-2013 senior. For those of you who don’t know Austin his passion is basketball. He is a point guard for the Lakeshore Lakers, a wheelchair basketball team in Birmingham. This is his second year to play for the Lakers. The team’s last year record was 13-5. This year’s season begins in October, and their success looks promising.
Austin decided to put his skills to the test by trying out for the University of Alabama wheelchair basketball team. Alabama has won the wheelchair basketball championship twice in the last two years. Successful in his tryout, Austin is now being recruited by the University of Alabama. Austin will sign with the Alabama wheelchair basketball team in January! Congratulations Austin on this awesome achievement.
By KoriLee Gunter