Senior Spotlight: Lucas Lamue – Bay Port basketball, track
BY RICH PALZEWIC
Lucas LaMue is a recent graduate of Bay Port High School who played basketball and ran track.
Lucas will be attending UW-Superior to play basketball and will study exercise science.
In his spare time, Lucas likes to workout and hang out with friends.
Name: Lucas LaMue
School: Bay Port
Sports: basketball, track
Parents: Julian LaMue and Laurie Wangerin
What does your Twitter handle mean?
“It’s just something I came up with off the top of my head and I caught onto it. I like to view it as a Nick Young (Swaggy P) moment.”
Do you have any siblings? If so, what are their names and grade levels?
“I have an older brother named Connor who lives in Milwaukee and a younger sister named Molly who is going to be a junior this year at Bay Port.”
Do you come from a sports family?
“Yes! My mother ran track and swam in high school. My dad didn’t do any organized sports but played basketball for fun.”
Have you always just done basketball and track while at Bay Port, or did you ever try any other high school sports?
“I always stuck with track and basketball throughout my high-school career. I love those two sports.”
How about a high-school sport you wish you would have done or at least tried?
“Lacrosse. I think it would have been a lot of fun. I had some friends on the team.”
Were you aware that you made my “top moments in the 2017-18 Bay Port year in review” with your great game against Pulaski? You had six points and a big steal in a 30-28 win. Talk about that game.
“Yes! I was very excited when I got a Facebook notification and immediately scrolled down to find my name. The game still gives me goosebumps. I didn’t play the first half and the way the game was going, I really didn’t expect coach to put me in. When I did get in and nailed that first three-pointer, I knew I could change the game. It was an amazing experience for me as well as my teammates to win our second conference championship in a row. Also, that game I had a good luck charm with me cheering from the sidelines. His name is Bennett Berg (7 years old).”
You’re going to UW-Superior to play basketball … talk about the recruiting process a bit. What have you been told about next year and playing time? Did you consider any other schools?
“It was a bit unconventional for me. I was accepted into the school before I got the offer. Since Coach Rykal went to Superior, he contacted Coach Polkowski and invited him to come to one of our games to watch me play. He came to the last regular-season game before the playoffs and extended an offer to me … I was ecstatic. The type of offense they run will greatly compliment my style of play. Minutes will be determined by how hard I work on and off the court. Thanks to Synergy Sports Performance, they have been pushing me to achieve this goal. I did consider UW-Stevens Point.”
Would that be your most memorable sports moment? If not, what is?
“That was my second most memorable one. The following night at Sun Prairie, I hit five three-pointers over Jalen Johnson, who is ranked fifth in the nation for the class of 2020. Even though we lost that game, it was an amazing weekend of basketball for me.“
What about a most embarrassing sports moment?
“When I was shooting and hit the top of the backboard twice in the Southwest game.”
You’re currently in Australia for a few more weeks. How did that trip come about? What do you think of the country so far? What’s it like with a 15-hour time change?
“It started two years ago when my mom asked if I wanted to go to Australia/New Zealand. With it being on my bucket list, I wanted to go. The culture is similar to the states but more relaxed. It’s cool that there is free WI-FI practically everywhere you go, so I can communicate through social media. The time change is very different and challenging since when I am up and doing things, my friends are sleeping and when I am going to sleep, they are just getting up.
What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“I have a fear of flying over water. Thankfully with unlimited movies on the plane, I was easily distracted.”
What three words best describe you?
“Perseverant, hard-working, driven.”
Besides Wisconsin, what would be your favorite state and why?
“North Carolina. I have been there a couple of times before to the Outer Banks and Raleigh, and I fell in love with the area.”
On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me doing what?
“Having pancakes with my grandparents. My grandpa makes the best pancakes!”
What would your dream job be?
“A basketball trainer for college/NBA players.”
What would be your least favorite household chore?
“Cleaning my room.”
Tent or camper?
NBA or college basketball?
Chocolate or vanilla?
Read the book or watch the movie?
“Read the book.”
Do the dishes or vacuum?
Athlete: (NBA player) Malcolm Brogdon
Board game: Sequence
Phone app: Snapchat
Food: Mrs. Plumb’s chicken and rice tacos
College mascot: Virginia Cavalier
Notes: Suggestions for the senior spotlight can be submitted to Rich via email ([email protected]) or via Twitter (@richpalzewic). All spotlights can be found online at thepress.media. Check out last week’s spotlight on Bay Port’s Jake Plummer.