December 30th, 2016

20 Questions with Tyler Barnes

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Tyler Barnes
Barnes is a forward for St. X / cover and inside photos from St. Xavier basketball Twitter account


Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Tyler Barnes

Age: 18

Current school: St. Xavier

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Agnes

GPA:  4.0

Colleges considering or attending: MIT, Yale, Vanderbilt, Centre, Transy, Harvard, and UK if Coach Cal calls.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? First in-game dunk

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Peanut Butter and Jelly

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Anthony Davis because I am a UK fan and he had a late growth spurt like me.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done." – Rocky

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I look to God to give me guidance and strength in all that I do, especially basketball.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob SquarePants

8. All-time favorite board game? Chess

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone; Clash Royale

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Even though I've only been there twice, Jack Fry's

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Hard Knocks

12. What is your greatest fear? Heights

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Sense of humor

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Milkshakes

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Sunset because during the school year it's my break between practice and studying and during the summer it's when the temperature is cooler.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My parents call me Duck because when I was little and cried, my dad said I looked like a little duck.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Project Warm

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I'm pretty good at drawing

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I'd travel forward to see what career I chose and if I'm happy.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask Lee Harvey Oswald if he really shot John F. Kennedy.

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