Western Carolina men’s and women’s basketball tips off in 22 days. To prepare for the 2017-18 season, we begin a series of questions and answers with selected men’s and women’s basketball players. First up are seniors Devin Peterson, a 6-1 guard from Milton, Ga., and Sherae Bonner, a 6-2 forward from Whitesburg, Ga.
What motivates you to work hard? Peterson: Seeing others prosper drives me to be the best I am. Bonner: My core values that I received from my family.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? Peterson: “New Guy” or “DP” Bonner: Rae
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Peterson: Vanilla Bean Bonner: Strawberry
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Peterson: Sit on the beach and relax. Bonner: Be a model.
Favorite off-season activity? Peterson: There is no off season. Bonner: Doing absolutely nothing.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Peterson: Earning and maintain a full scholarship for four years. Bonner: Going to college and playing basketball.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Peterson: NFL player. Bonner: WNBA player or model.
What's your favorite zoo animal? Peterson: Lion Bonner: Giraffe
Favorite thing about playing a home game at Western Carolina? Peterson: Passing out 3-point t-shirts Bonner: Seeing my family.
Your goals for the 2017-18 season? Peterson: Score 1,000 points, average six assists and lead the team to a positive record. Bonner: Win