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Student Athlete of the Week: Christian Doss
By Amanda Scurlock, Sports Writer
Published April 26, 2018

Senior guard Christian Doss aspires to be a video game designer (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel).

Although his time on the court was limited, senior guard Christian Doss continued to help the King/Drew Golden Eagles win a City Section title. Injures plagued him throughout his high school years, yet Doss did not let that stop him.

“I did hype up the players that did play more than me,” Doss said. “I suffered from so many injuries [in] my high school career, I really didn’t get to shine as I would like to.”

Doss enjoyed learning World History during his time at King/Drew, he performed the best academically when studying history.

“I like history lessons, I like to learn about the past,” he said. “If it’s 200 years back, I like it.”

Doss has been considering a career in video game design in the future. In order to prepare, he is taking a beginner’s computer class that teaches him about coding. In the class, Doss recently had a project that consisted of LED lights.

“It’s a part of coding too because you have to code the pattern of the lights,” he said.

Doss also programmed a computer game for the class.

“We practiced with these things called ‘If Statements,’ like if you push this, this character does this,” he said. “We made our own little game.”

Physical Education classes helped Doss better his basketball performance, he was able to develop new skills by playing with classmates and teammates.

“During P.E., we had the time to work on our game,” Doss said. “P.E. helped me a lot from [an] experience perspective because I lacked experience when I came to high school.”

Doss considered the 2017-2018 season as “one of the greatest season in sports” he has ever played, with King/Drew winning the Division II City Section championship as one of his fondest memories at the school.

“When we closed the season out, we were way better than we were when we first started,” he said. “It was a fun experience even though I missed a lot.”

The best advice he received from a coach is to be honest and be true to his own actions. Although naysayers questioned the caliber of skills the Golden eagles possessed, the squad worked hard to defeat teams. King/Drew finished their season with a 20-16 overall record.

“I think we [were] just confident,” Doss said. “I think during practices, we just listened to the coaches mainly and we went out there, we did things we really didn’t expect we would do.”

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