Lakeland Savvy Senior in Control on the Court

Tim Fallo takes a foul-line jumper at the County Center against Yorktown.

Lakeland senior Tim Fallo was a guard and team captain on the varsity boys basketball team. He’s also on the boys lacrosse team and will play in college at SUNY Geneseo.

How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started?

I’ve been playing basketball since I was 3 years old. With my dad being the girls basketball coach, I was always in the gym shooting.

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What do you think are your strengths as a basketball player?

I think my strengths are my basketball IQ and my ability to see the whole court and control the game.

As a senior captain on the team this year, how did you see your role as a leader?

As a captain, it is my job to keep everyone focused and push them to get better every day.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

My favorite pregame ritual is listening to music in the locker room.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My dad was definitely my biggest role model. He taught me to always push myself to get better and that there is always room for improvement.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

Golf is my favorite sport.

What does it mean to be able to play your senior year with your two brothers, and dad (Steve Fallo) as the head coach?

It was really special. They are my biggest supporters and always pushed me to get better. It is something we will never forget.

Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?

I want to study finance. I’ve always had an interest in money and the stock market.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?

My favorite athlete is Noah Syndergaard. My favorite college sports team is Duke.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

Classic 80’s rock.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I would want the power to control other people’s minds because then I could do anything I wanted.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

I would want to go to Scotland and play the world’s oldest golf course.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

My favorite food to eat before a game is a Cali BLT from Lakeland Deli.

Best place to eat in Lakeland and why?

Bob-B-Q’s. They have the best pulled pork sandwiches.

What advice would you give to a young basketball player growing up in Shrub Oak?

Work on the fundamentals, especially dribbling and protecting the ball.

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