Georgia Danos, of Richards. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media
Updated: January 26, 2013 6:09AM
Georgia Danos, 17, of Oak Lawn, is a starting guard for Richards after missing all but one game of the 2011-12 season because of a knee injury.
She’s committed to Eastern Illinois.
What did it feel like to shed those crutches?
It felt so good. It always hurt my arms. Mostly it felt good to finally walk again and get on my feet.
Are there any interesting stories about your number (23)?
My freshman year I just came up and coach (Jeff) Kortz said, “OK, here are the numbers.” I just sprinted to that one because Michael Jordan had that number and I just loved it.
Pick a player from another team to be your teammate.
Probably either Leah Bolton or Sydni Johnson (both of Marist). They’re really good athletes.
What habit do you wish you could break?
Standing up when I’m eating.
Money is no object. Where would you travel?
Greece. My family is from there. I’m 100 percent Greek.
Your dream celebrity prom date?
Either Ryan Reynolds or Channing Tatum. They both look very good.
Is cheerleading a sport?
I used to think it wasn’t, but some of my friends are and tried teaching me, and it was hard. So I feel like it is.
If you could be one of your teammates for a day, who would it be?
Diana Lozano. I’d want to see how it felt to be that short.
Do you have a hidden talent we just need to know about?
I’m double-jointed in my fingers. (Laughing) Whenever I show people they freak out.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
As a strong woman who has been through a lot and is prepared for anything.
As told to Tony Baranek