California State University, Long Beach

Poly basketball star Demetrius Mims has big goals set for now and later

Poly basketball star Demetrius Mims has big goals set for now and later

It’s nothing for Poly boys basketball star Demetrius Mims to hop into his car at 2 a.m. and head to the gym for a workout.

It’s not that he’s restless and can’t sleep, and it doesn’t stop him from waking up at 6:30 every morning, full of energy and ready to make the most of another day.

For Mims, a four-year starter at guard who has grown side by side with the Poly program, the training sessions in the wee hours are just one of many things he does to help reach his full potential.

“I just want to be great and try to work every day on little things,” he said. “Every time I step on the court, I want to show that I’m the best player.”

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