What area of your game has improved the most from your sophomore to junior year?
“I would definitely say leadership. We have had a ton of sophomores on the team [last year]. As we have gone on, we have had five people graduate. We have had a lot of leaders go, but not a lot stick around. So this year, we needed the juniors to step up.”
Do you play basketball pretty much year-round?
“We do basketball all throughout the winter, which is a really long season. Then, we go right into it in the spring. We play AAU. I play for a few different teams. And we go through the summer and in the fall, it slows down.”
What is your most memorable basketball moment?
“My favorite memory was definitely last year against FSK in the playoffs. I think it went into triple overtime. I made the game-winning shot to advance us in the playoffs. It was just the best game I’ve had so far in my career.”
What kind of training do to prepare for a varsity season?
“It’s year-round. There is AAU of course in the spring and throughout the summer, and we do a lot of workouts here at Liberty. It’s three or four days a week. We will come in, get some shots up and go in the weight room.”
Has playing soccer the past two seasons helped you with basketball?
“I have only played soccer since my sophomore year, but I get to see how other coaches coach. I get to see how my other teammates lead, and I get to see the bonds I make with those teammates. I transition into basketball the same type of way.”
What do you do to relax after a game?
“I definitely go to a restaurant afterwards with my parents and maybe a few members of the team. Last year, we did a lot of Chili’s and Oscar’s [Alehouse]. This year, I really have gone home a lot of the time and just have my mom make me a nice meal.”
What are your plans after high school, career wise?