UNION, NJ – Union High School basketball player Val Julien has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Male Athlete of the Month.

For the season, Julien averaged 7.6 ppg/5.4 reb/2 assts.  During ten games in the month of February, he had 10ppg/7.8 reb/2.4 assts.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

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My favorite part is the support and encouragement that I get.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?        

Kobe Bryant because of his work ethic, demeanor and is style of play.

What are the most important attributes of being a leader?     

The most important attributes of being a leader is being able to relate to everyone.

What is your greatest high school accomplishment so far?

My greatest accomplishment so far is winning this award, it means so much to me.

Do you play any other sports? What’s your favorite?    

No, I do not and basketball is my favorite.

What’s your favorite subject? Why?         

Science is my favorite subject because I like to learn about nature and how everything works in the world.

What would your words of wisdom to be future UHS Athletes?

My words of wisdom to future athletes would be confidence, positivity and determination.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a professional basketball player.

What was the most difficult thing for you to overcome as a student-athlete?

The most difficult thing was doing my school work and getting rest.

Who inspires you?

My mother inspires me.

What are your plans after high school?

My plans are to go to college.