March 13th, 2020

20 Questions with Payton Cronen

Samantha Stallings


20 Questions with Payton Cronen
Photo provided by Cronen family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post the Campbellsville University- Louisville “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Payton Cronen

Current School: Assumption High School

Current Sports Playing: Basketball

Grade school: St. Raphael

High School GPA: 4.0


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Individually scoring my 1,000th point and my whole team supporting me. Also winning the District Championship this year for the first time!


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A cool mint chocolate cliff bar and a banana with peanut butter.


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Firework by Katy Perry


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Steph Curry because he is one of the hardest workers in the NBA and keeps his family as a priority.


5. What is your favorite movie quote? “There’s no crying in baseball!” – Tom Hanks A League of Their Own.


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith is something I can always rely on whether I have a bad or good game.


7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Bugs Bunny.


8. All-time favorite board game? Life.


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and SnapChat or the ESPN app.


10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Pat’s Steakhouse.


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Bachelor.


12. What is your greatest fear? Losing a loved one.


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My work ethic would probably be my best quality I think along with wanting to be there for younger kids in sports.


14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Graeter’s Black Raspberry chocolate chip ice cream.


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Probably around 10:00 P.M because that is either when I am in the gym alone or with my family relaxing at home.


16. What is your nickname and how did you get itPaypay from my grade school friends, P from my high school teammates, and P$ from my AAU teammates.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My favorite place to volunteer at is the Francis Center where I get the opportunity to tutor children in Math and English.


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can hold my breath for a long time under water.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why? If I had a time machine I would travel to 1963 see who actually shot JFK.


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? If I could pick anyone to talk to I would pick to ask Kobe Bryant about the mamba mentality.




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