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 Teon Beckett and Howie Davenport, members of the men's basketball team, as well as Tanesha Stenson and Tiffani Stephens, members of the women's basketball team.
Name: Teon Beckett
Sport: Men’s basketball
Hometown: Forest City, NC
Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of the immediate connection I had with the coach and teammates on my visit.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My best memory would be the day I agreed to come to Coker.
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Hanging out with teammates
Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Baseball
Favorite class: Any of my sociology classes.
Favorite professor: Dr. Hyman
Plans after graduation: I would like to play professional basketball.
Favorite movie: Seven Pounds
Favorite type of music: Hip Hop and R&B
Favorite food: Baked macaroni and cheese
Favorite sports team: Miami Heat
Favorite color: Green
Favorite TV show: Law & Order
Most prized possession: My phone
What is something people may not know about you? My real name is Taiquon.
Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Teon. My sister couldn’t pronounce my real name when we were little, so she started calling me Teon for some odd reason and it stuck.
One word that describes you: Goofy