A to Z with Dennis Mavin
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:33 p.m.
Name: DENNIS MAVIN
School: The Rock
Jersey number: 10
Area player I would pay to watch play: (Teammate) Scottie Wilbekin; outside of The Rock: Eastside’s Benji Bell
Basketball skill I need to work on most…: I’d say my shooting. I need to get more consistent shooting deep.
Comic book hero I would want to be: Superman
Defeating what team(s) would make me the happiest?: (Jacksonville) Arlington Country Day
ESPN’s best program?: all the programs. I like them all.
Favorite memory of (former Eastside teammate) Dante Anderson?: Watching him dunk on Anthony Nwadigo in the GHS vs. Eastside game his junior year. (editor’s note: as a freshman at Eastside, Mavin was a teammate of Anderson, who was two years older. The state’s No. 1-ranked player in his graduating class, Anderson died following an automobile crash in May 2007)
Gators, Seminoles or Hurricanes?: Hurricanes
Hoisting the national championship trophy when March Madness ends will be...: Kentucky
I’m referred to as “Junior” because...: My Dad is “Senior.”
John Wall is...: the best college player ever.
Kobe, LeBron or D-Wade?: LeBron James because he can’t be stopped
Least favorite sports moment I’ve had: losing in the first round of the playoffs my junior year (at Eastside)
My reason for transferring to The Rock from Eastside was...: It was a better school and atmosphere for me to get prepared for college.
New Year’s resolution?: win the state title
Obama’s biggest challenge?: bringing the economy back
Potential college major: business
Quiet time activity: reading sports magazines
Rapper I listen to most: Gucci Man
Scottie Wilbekin and I play 1-on-1, who wins and how?: I win on an and-1 dunk. (Mavin acknowledges Wilbekin would have a different answer, saying Scottie would say he would win on a foul.)
The experience we got in the Kruel Classic was...: Playing tougher competition and learning how to come together as a team and pull of big wins.
Universities or colleges considering: Marshall, FAU and Stetson (he has scholarship offers from Marshall and Stetson; FAU has indicated it might be close to offering, and former GHS guard Greg Gantt - now a starter as a freshman there - is pushing for him to go to FAU)
Vacation spot I love: Las Vegas... Caesar’s Palace
What does The Rock have to do to win the Class 1A state championship?: We have to get that close bond together, which is coming along, but we do have to come more together as a team.
Xbox, PlayStation or Wii?: PlayStation (NCAA 2K10 is favorite game)
Young player the area will get to know in the next few years: (sophomore guard) Benji Bell of Eastside (Anderson’s younger brother)
Zoo animal I like most: lion