The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 14-year-old Tamir Citron as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grader at Yavneh Academy is a force to be reckoned with for the Yavneh RedHawks basketball team. When asked about Citron, Yavneh’s seventh grade basketball Coach Moshe Sanders told The Jewish Link, “Despite being the focus of opposing defenses for many years already, Tamir has literally stood head and shoulders above the competition on the basketball court. Known for his outstanding big man play on offense, Tamir is equally adept on the defensive end and more importantly, a kind, fair and amazing teammate!”
Tamir, yasher koach on being chosen as Sportstar. Who is your role model and why?
I’d say my Dad because he taught me how to be a great teammate on and off the court.
What is your favorite sport?
My favorite sport is basketball. I love playing basketball because of the team setting of the game and seeing my teammates shine.
What is your greatest sports accomplishment?
Winning back to back Bergen Broncos championships in fifth grade.
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
My favorite athlete is Lebron James because, well, obviously and the way he plays the game with passing and getting everyone involved is inspiring.
What is your pregame routine?
My pregame routine is usually going over the other team’s strengths and weaknesses and making sure I’m locked in for the game.
What is your earliest sports memory?
My earliest sports memory was playing MGBL in second grade.
What is your weirdest sports memory?
My weirdest sports memory was when I was playing basketball at camp Level Up and I was running down the court and fell over on my own legs.
What is your favorite sports memory?
My favorite sports memory was when I won the Bergen Broncos championship.
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