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30-second timeout with ... James Simms, Reservoir boys basketball forward

Reservoir senior James Simms scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds coming off the bench in the 3A East regional title game, leading the Gators to a 59-51 victory. As a forward for the basketball team, Simms is averaging over 5 points a game this winter. His real calling, though, is on the football field. He was named the Howard County Defensive Player of the Year this past fall and has accepted a full scholarship to play for Towson University next year.

James took some time out to catch up with us over the weekend about some of his interests off the field.

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TV show I can't miss:

The office and The Walking Dead

Favorite movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite pump-up song:

Mula by Big Sean; Dreams and nightmares by Meek Mil; Started from the bottom by Drake.

Best moment as a high school athlete: 

As of right now winning regionals in basketball, but before that it was earning a full football scholarship to Towson.

Hobby I have that would surprise people:

I love to cook

Favorite pro athlete:

He's not a pro athlete, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Terry Fox, who ran across Canada on one leg while fighting cancer.

Sport you're really bad at:

Probably would be soccer unless I'm goalie ... nobody would be scoring on me.

Dream vacation:

I've always wanted to try snowboarding, so somewhere in the mountains or chilling on a beach for a whole week.

Favorite place to eat:

Fogo de Chao

TV show you can't stand to watch:

FriendsZone on MTV

Funniest comedian right now:

Aziz Ansari. He's Halarious, you have to watch one of his shows.

Pepsi or Coke?

I prefer a Shirley Temple

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