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Get To Know: Detroit Martin Luther King 2015 forward Malayasia McHenry

Basketball   | Branden Hunter

Get To Know: Detroit Martin Luther King 2015 forward Malayasia McHenry

Every great team has a strong starting five, and a great supporting cast, and Detroit King forward Malayasia McHenry was just that for the Lady Crusaders last season. King blew out just about everyone they played, so McHenry added relief off the bench, with her size (6-0), rebounding, and scoring, and started a few games. As a senior this upcoming season, McHenry will be looked upon to produce as a full-time starter, on a King team that will try to go for their fourth straight city title.


1.Nickname: "Lay."

2.Other sports you enjoy playing: "I enjoy playing softball, and volleyball."

3.Favorite television show: "My favorite television show is Sam and Cat."

4.Last movie you saw that you'd recommend: "I'd recommend A Haunted House 2, because it's a good movie, and is very hilarious."

5.Favorite professional athlete: "My favorite pro athlete is LeBron James. He is my favorite, because he is very hardworking, and dedicated to what he does. Also because he doesn't care about what people say about him."

6.Role model: "My role model would be my coach, William Winfield. He's my role model, because he makes me want to play at the next level. Also he pushes me to want to be successful just like him."

7.What do you want to do after college: "After college my dream is to play women's basketball overseas, then enter the draft."

8.Favorite WNBA player: "My favorite WNBA player is Skylar Diggins, because I just love the way she plays."

9.Best place to eat at near your home: "Buffalo Wild Wings, because the chicken there is just delicious."

10.Other hobbies besides sports: "My other hobbies besides sports is singing, and telling jokes. I have a very nice voice, and I'm a very funny person."

11.Favorite thing about living in Michigan: "My favorite thing about living in Michigan is being able to live somewhere were the best musicians came from."

12.Dream vacation: "My dream vacation is to go to the Bahamas, because it seems like a fun place to go. Also somewhere were you could chill, relax, and take your mind off of everything."

13.Best athletic achievement: "My best athletic achievement was winning MVP two years in a row in middle school."

14.Favorite class in high school: "My favorite class in high school is biology. This my favorite class in high school, because I like learning new things about the environment I live in.

15.Why you wear the number on your jersey: "I wear No.42, because that's how old my auntie was when she died, so I dedicate everything I do to her."