Youth Sports Spotlight: Josh DeVaney
Name: Josh DeVaney
Team: Belgreen 12-and-under boys
Coach: Chuck Simmons
Birthday: April 8, 1996
School: 6th grade, Belgreen
Family: Parents Jeff DeVaney and Ladonna King; brother Christian, 7, and sisters Lydia, 14, and Anna, 16; grandparents Uearl and Linda DeVaney and Linda McCollister and the late Ted McCollister
Church: Divine Baptist
What do you enjoy most about playing the FCYBO league?
I like playing with my teammates. I played on the 10-and-under and 12-and under teams last year, and we won the county tournament.
What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
I have to work on my shooting – I'm better at rebounding and passing.
How long have you been playing basketball?
I've been playing since I was six years old.
What is your favorite basketball drill?
I like the three-man weave.
What is your favorite basketball team?
The Celtics are my favorite.
Name the best game you've played in basketball.
Last year against Phil Campbell when I scored 21 points.
Who wins when you play 1-on-1 or H-O-R-S-E with your older sisters since they both play for the high school?
Most of the time I do when we play 1-on-1. Anna's harder to beat because she's been playing longer and she's taller than me.
What kind of hobbies or activities do you enjoy?
I like to go deer hunting. And I've played youth baseball and football, but I just want to play basketball next year when I'm in the seventh grade.
What is your favorite kind of food and favorite restaurant?
I don't really have a favorite restaurant, but I like chicken a lot.
What is your favorite vacation spot, and where would you like to visit?
My favorite family vacation is Panama City. I would like to visit Australia some day.