Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Luke Rayburn
PARENTS: Ray and Sandra Rayburn
SIBLINGS: Connor’s 21 and Grayson’s 14.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Science
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Sing, play guitar, and hunt and fish.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Drake
FAVORITE MOVIE: Ted[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Duck Dynasty
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I’d have to say my plastic drum set.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to UCA and become a physical therapist.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? My grandfather; he’s always pushed me to chase my dream.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASKETBALL? Taking charges
POSITION: Shooting guard
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE? To shoot the ball and help people score.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It could be better. It’s not what I was hoping for my senior year but I love every one of the guys and just finish out strong.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Beating El Dorado, that was by far my favorite win.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Just to come together as a team and share the responsibility, everything.
TALK ABOUT YOUR GAME NOW; WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Take charges and help other people score.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON IN PRACTICE? Dribbling and passing.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING BASKETBALL AT BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? Coach A (Mike Abrahamson) always staying on my butt about every little thing.