Athlete of the Week: Cortlynd Rhoades


Terry McCaulley Jr

Cort Rhoades

Name: Cortlynd Rhoades

Sport: Basketball

Grade: 10


Cortlynd Rhoades scored a game and season-high 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers including the game-winner with 20 seconds left. He helped the second seeded Golden Eagles come from behind to beat third-seeded Central, 48-46 in the semifinals to advance to the district title game on Saturday.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Cortlynd: “My mom first signed me up at the rec when I was young.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

CR: “Football and Baseball”

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

CR: “Steelers”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

CR: “Lebron James”

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

CR: “My mom because she has helped me through everything.”

EE: Favorite band /musician?

CR: “Travis Scott”

EE: Favorite movie/show?

CR: “The Campaign” 

EE: Favorite food?

CR: “Wings”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

CR: “Always do whatever you like and try your hardest.”

EE: What are your future goals?

CR: “Go to college for engineering.”