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Five questions with Mount Vernon guard Tracy King

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Mount Vernon guard Tracy King.

<b>Q: Do you have a favorite Winter Olympic sport?</b>

A: Ice skating, because … if I didn’t play basketball I would really want to know how to do it. It looks so hard but it’s so cool.

<b>Q: What’s your favorite music artist?</b>

A: I’m going to have to go with India Arie. I just like her music. I like more slow music — I mean, I like to party — but when I just listen before a game I listen to slow music. … I like to pretend like I know how to sing and I really don’t.

<b>Q: You suffered a torn ACL near the end of the 2008-09 season. What has the last year of your life been like in terms of dealing with the injury?</b>

A: It’s been a lot of rehab and working to get back to be able to play my senior year. That was just the main thing — I had to work, work, work. Through the summer I had early morning pool sessions at 7 [a.m.]. It gets draining and tiring, but you always have that drive that you want to play again.

<b>Q: What are your plans for after high school?</b>

A: To play college basketball. North Carolina A & T is [my] No. 1 [choice] right now.

<b>Q: Your mother, Nardos King, is the principal at MVHS. What is that like?</b>

A: At first I was kind of nervous because I came from a different middle school than everybody that goes here, so I thought everyone would think, "Oh, it’s the principal’s daughter, she thinks she’s gonna [get special treatment]." But now it’s fine.