December 8, 2013

Cobra Spotlight- Sean Preston & Donte Samuels, Men's Basketball

The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Sean Preston and Donte Samuels, members of the men's basketball team.

Name: Sean Preston

Sport: Men’s basketball

Position: Guard

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business administration

Why did you choose Coker? Coach Schmotzer made the recruiting process enjoyable for me. When I visited I loved the close-knit community, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? I haven’t really been here long enough, but beating 16th-ranked Carson-Newman in our home opener would have to be up there.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? I would have to say homecoming weekend.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? None, #BallIsLife

Favorite class: Microeconomics

Favorite professor: Dr. Stevano

Plans after graduation: I would like to get a job in my field of study and gradually work my way up the ladder.

Favorite movie: The Hangover

Favorite type of music: Rap

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite sports team: Miami Heat

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite TV show: Entourage

Most prized possession: Protein shaker

What is something people may not know about you? I’m a Kappa Sigma

One word that describes you: Meathead

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Name: Donte Samuels

Sport: Men’s basketball

Position: Forward

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Year: Freshman

Major: Business administration

Why did you choose Coker? I loved the small campus atmosphere and the great teammates I have.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Without a doubt it is the home victory against 16th-ranked Carson-Newman.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Homecoming

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s lacrosse

Favorite class: Communications

Favorite professor: Richard Puffer

Plans after graduation: I want to open up my own youth recreational gym.

Favorite movie: Juice

Favorite type of music: Rap/hip-hop

Favorite food: Buffalo wings

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite color: Green

Favorite TV show: The Wayans Bros.

Most prized possession: My 1,000 point basketball from high school.

What is something people may not know about you? I absolutely hate the Twilight series.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Te, which is short for Donte.

One word that describes you: Goofy