This edition of Five Questions is with MaKenzie Drout. MaKenzie will be a Senior this season at Kimberly High School (WI) and played club basketball with Let It Rain 2023 Black. The talented 2023 recently committed to Appalachian State to play collegiately. Thanks for your time MaKenzie!
1) After weighing several Division I opportunities, you recently committed to Appalachian State. First of all, congratulations! Secondly, what were some of the deciding factors in making your choice to head to North Carolina to play your college basketball and attend school?
Thank you! I chose App State because I love the culture that they have and are building, there style of play fits my game, I love the goals and vision they had for my future and the teams future, the coaches and players made it feel like home and the school itself is in a really cool location.
2) You just wrapped up your club career with Let It Rain 2023 Black. You had most of the team stay together for several seasons. This year you had a few parts change and also some injuries on the team. Looking back now, what were some of your favorite memories from not only this season, but the last several with Let It Rain?
I loved playing on Let It Rain, my coaches and my teammates made it about more than just basketball so there was a lot of fun memories. I loved having my dad as a coach so there are a lot of memories that we have. But my favorite memories during the games were when we went into overtime last year with a team in the Chicago and playing the other Wisconsin teams. Some of my favorites outside of basketball were bringing a water gun to the gym, going to a WNBA game in Chicago, and going to a roof top pool singing karaoke.