Standard Stars: Viewmont High School basketball's Mercedes Staples

Monday , January 22, 2018 - 9:01 PM

PATRICK CARR, Standard-Examiner Staff

Mercedes Staples

School: Viewmont

Grade level: Senior

Position: Guard

Nickname: Cedes

Favorite food: Chicken Nuggets

Favorite actor/actress: Zac Efron

Favorite song: “21” by Hunter Hayes

Favorite teacher: Natalie Williams

Favorite board game/card game: Skip-Bo

Favorite website/app/video game: Twitter or Instagram

If you could have dinner with any three people living or dead: Diana Tarausi, Zac Efron, Beyonce

What I’d like to win a lifetime supply of (Other than money): Kit Kats

Vacation anywhere and money no issue: Brazil

Most exciting sports moment you’ve ever been a part of: Last year in the state semifinal game shooting free throws and we won off the free throws against Sky View.

Best advice ever received: Decisions determine your destiny.

Plans after high school: Heading to Clemson University to play college basketball.

Performance review: Scored 22 points, with three rebounds, five assists and five steals in the Vikins’ 61-35 win against American Fork on Jan. 8.

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