Question Time: Nick Lewis, Sheffield Sharks

Sharks point guard Nick Lewis
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Nick Lewis, aged 20, is point guard for the Sheffield Sharks. Originally from Toronto he signed for the club last season and studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Lewis was part of the BBL Trophy winning squad.

What have you been doing today?

I just went into town today with a friend to do some shopping and enjoy some of the rare warm weather.

Who is your inspiration and why?

My inspiration is my mother without a doubt. My mother always puts me or someone else before her and I don’t know anyone stronger than her so it’s going to have to be her.

Which sports star did you admire when you were growing up?

I admired watching and playing football (American) growing up, I had all the video games and played sometimes outside as well.

Who is the most famous person in your phone?

The most famous person I’d say in my phone right now is one of my close friends Anthony Bennett, top 5 NBA 2013 draft pick this year.

When was the last time you cried?

I do not remember the last time I cried, it’s definitely been a while.

Who or what are you most proud of?

I most proud of my close friends (bros) from home that I grew up with that are currently playing basketball in the states or Canada at a high level. We are all continuing to pursue or dreams and goals and I am most proud of us all.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

I am always getting advice from people in the “basketball world “and I was told to not let people use me to the point where I’m not getting anything out of it.

When did you know you were good at what you do?

I would say I was good at what I do when I was I was 10 years old because I was always playing basketball outside everyday getting better.

What’s the one item you take with you wherever you go?

One item I always take with me is my cell phone, I can never leave my cell phone or forget it. It has become a part of me, we are one.

Do you ever doubt yourself?

I never doubted myself, I always feel that I’m able to achieve or accomplish anything at hand.

What is your view on social networks like Twitter and Facebook?

If anybody knows me then they know I love social networks which is also why I am always on my phone. Follow me on Twitter @Nlew416!

How do you relax away from sport ?

To relax I usually just talk to my friends back home on Skype or facetime. I’m usually playing video games on the Xbox when I have free time.

Where was your last holiday - and would you go again?

I have been to different countries to play basketball but I actually never been on a holiday before. I’m definitely planning on taking my family somewhere in the near future, somewhere hot.

Do you cook? If so what’s your favourite? if not who provides that favourite meal?

I cook occasionally, but I love to let my Mother do all the cooking when I’m back home. I love everything she cooks but I would say I usually ask her for some rice and oxtail!

What was the last book you read?

I’m not the reading type but the last book I read was the Great Gatsby.

I’m looking forward to seeing the movie.

If you weren’t doing what you do, what would you do?

If I wasn’t doing what I do, I would probably be back home in Toronto going to school and working.

Tell our readers in your own words why you think we are interested enough to interview you?

Tough question because I’m not sure why. I figure because I have a great personality!

Your favourite television programme?

The Big Bang Theory.