Q&A with Evans' Lleyton Lackey

Posted 1/10/2022

Meet Lleyton Lackey, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound outfielder from Evans High School who has signed with Clemson. Lackey is a member of the North Georgia Big 10 cover for the 2022 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here are 10 questions with him.

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Q: What in-game rituals or superstitions do you have?

A: Before every game, I listen to “Dreams and Nightmares” by rapper Meek Mill.


Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team?

A: San Diego Padres.


Q: What is your favorite food to eat?

A: Cheese pizza from Mellow Mushroom.


Q: Name one thing people may be surprised to learn about you? 

A: I traveled to Puerto Rico when I was 12 years old to play in the Roberto Clemente Invitational.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite high school subject?

A: Mrs. Jennifer Gordon. She has a unique way of explaining how to solve and analyze math problems that makes her class fun.


Q: Outside of baseball, what is your next hobby? 

A: Playing football and basketball with my friends as well as fishing with my dad.


Q: If you could travel anywhere outside the U.S., what would be your dream location and why?

A: I would love to travel to Europe or Asia to explore/experience the differences in culture and customs as compared to those in the United State.


Q: Name the person you'd like to meet the most.

A: Fernando Tatis, Jr. He is exciting to watch and someone that I model my game after.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents have been the most influential because of the many lessons that they have taught me about life. I admire and respect them both fornot only shaping my life and being good role models but also the many students that they have taught throughout their teaching careers.


Q: After baseball, what career are you planning to pursue?

A: I plan to pursue a career in education. I would like to coach baseball and football.