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Prep Profile: Brett Percy, Monona Grove

2013-01-29T04:00:00Z Prep Profile: Brett Percy, Monona GroveDENNIS SEMRAU | Wisconsin State Journal | | 608-252-6490

Year: senior

Sports: basketball, football, baseball

Basketball highlights: Brett is a two-time letterwinner and in his second year as a starting guard. A two-time team captain, he is averaging 12.7 points as a senior for the Silver Eagles, who are tied for first place in the Southern Badger Conference. He averaged 11.1 points per game and earned all-conference second-team honors as a junior.

Football highlights: A two-time letterwinner, Brett started at quarterback as a senior and earned Southern Badger first-team honors after passing for 1,396 yards and 16 touchdowns. A team captain, he earned MG’s Offensive Player of the Year award. He also played defensive back for the Silver Eagles, who won their fourth consecutive conference title and advanced to the WIAA Division 3 state quarterfinals, finishing with a 9-2 record. As a junior, he was a starter at defensive back and earned all-conference honorable mention honors.

Baseball highlights: Brett earned a varsity letter as a freshman and started at second base and in the outfield.

Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Favorite subject: Physics

Favorite teacher: Ms. Radlinger

Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me that you don’t force anything — let the game come to you.”

Three words that describe me: Easygoing, determined, relatable

I got my start in sports: playing with my older brothers

I wish I could play: Lacrosse or hockey

Most memorable moment in sports: beating Madison Edgewood in basketball on “Pack the Gym Night” my junior season

I like about high school sports: getting to know people from different schools over the years and being able to compete against them

I enjoy playing basketball because: I’ve been playing it for so long

Advice: “Be tall, get in the weight room and don’t drop your lunch tray.”

My role models are: my brothers, Mike and Tyler

Most inspirational teammate: Mike Sullivan

My family also includes: my mom, Chris, and my dad, Greg

Nickname: Pers

Words to live by: “You’ll miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

Favorite athlete: Derrick Rose

Favorite teams: Packers, North Carolina

Favorite opponent: Stoughton

Favorite facility/site to compete in: UW-Platteville

Favorite movie: Stepbrothers

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite food: Pizza rolls

Favorite fast food place/restaurant: Habeneros

Favorite sport on TV: Football, college basketball, Winter Olympics

Favorite place to visit: Colorado

I want to visit: anywhere in Europe

Favorite songs on my iPod: any song by O.A.R. or Jack Johnson

Primary news source: my mom

Favorite website:

Radio preset: 96.3 FM

I drive: “The Silver Bullet,” a 2004 Toyota Camry

Dream car: Prius

I can’t live without: my friends

I like Monona Grove High School because: of Dr. Brost of course!

If I could change anything: I would add a shot clock in high school basketball

I wish we could play: Waunakee in football again

I wish I could meet: Shawn Johnson

Dream date: Shawn Johnson

Dream gift: Shawn Johnson

My perfect day: Playing pond hockey with the guys

I like to read: Sports Illustrated

This and that: Member of Audio Visual club … volunteer work includes coaching at Monona Grove youth basketball and football camps … played AAU basketball for two years with the Wisconsin Academy program

Hobbies: Playing Frisbee, ping pong, video games

Post-high school plans: Attend a Wisconsin state university to study engineering

Did you know? I have also mastered table tennis

Career goal: To get an engineering degree

Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on and in the Wisconsin State Journal. If you would like to nominate a student-athlete who excels competitively and in the classroom, contact Dennis at 252-6490 or e-mail

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