May 5, 2017


Teyon Scanlan  
Crispus Attucks guard Teyon Scanlan left a memorable
impression with Attucks basketball fans this year, especially during the team’s
matchup against Twin Lakes Senior High School on March 25, when he scored 24
points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal.


That performance helped the Crispus Attucks Tigers win the
title of 2017 IHSAA 3A Boys Basketball State Championship.


The Achiever recently caught up with Teyon to find out more
about the student athlete off the court.


Outside of
basketball, what is your favorite pastime?

“My favorite thing to do, outside of basketball? That’s
tough … Cleaning the house, sleep and maybe call my grandma and get on her
nerves sometimes. That’s really it though, mainly sleep.”Teyon Scanlan


What is your favorite
subject in school?

“My favorite subject is math. I’ve grown to like numbers, so
math just grabbed my attention. You’ve got to count your money the right way!”


Who is your favorite
professional athlete?

“Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers point guard). You know
why? His ball handling, jump shot and because he’s a clutch (player). Nobody
can guard him. He plays defense. He’s the best, all day long. Cleveland’s about
to get another championship this year.”


What was your
favorite part of all the celebrations in the weeks that followed your
championship win?

“We’ve gotten to do a lot since then. But, I’d have to say
it was being up on that black riser in Bankers Life Fieldhouse right after the
game. Standing up there and holding the trophy, that was the best part. I’ve
dreamed about that since I got to Attucks in eighth grade.”


Where are you heading

“I’m heading to play ball at Ancilla College in Plymouth,
Indiana. I chose Ancilla because I feel like I know what the coaching staff
there wants to do with me. It’s a small school, so it’s not too big for me.
I’ll be able to fit in and I feel like I’ll be able to get to know the teachers