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okay, I said, we should be fine.
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Pretty hard.
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You should get all right.
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Yeah, I've had.
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Did hours go over an hour the first time? I don't know.
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Like our forty.
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Oh, when I know what it was like.
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It was long. That was not It was not.
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That was not an hour.
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Forty minutes.
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There's no no that can't do that with my longest.
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Remember, there's no, there's not a cat that's that has can let's take it at I can't be e no.
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If it was an hour like my longest long was maybe, like an hour, maybe in our thirties, my longest one.
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But it definitely wasn't that one.
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Yeah, that's like, That's crazy Long.
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Yeah, I know, there's there's there's just there's just no way that would be that.
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Like, honestly, I don't even know if I would want to do like a two hour long stream.
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That'd be terrible.
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Uh huh.
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E get to the point where I don't wanna do it anymore. You know, I gotta skip.
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This doesn't make me look, you know, like sometimes, like, you know, I'll be doing the interview eventually.
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Like, you know, it's It's a certain time of the day.
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Yeah, it's only like my voice gets so worn out.
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Uh, yeah, yeah, there's no there's no way I was an hour.
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But now can I delete it? And I don't know how long it waas I sweat bows.
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I think it's at least like an hour and thirty.
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Yeah, there's there's no way that that has to be.
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That has to be wrong for sure.
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Yeah, there's none of these.
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Oh, this one went for an hour and three minutes with the coach.
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Um, yeah, I haven't done a street. Not long.
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In a minute.
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Let's see, this was our and four another coach.
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It's always the coaches like the media people that talk a lot.
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Sure.
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Uh, let's see his hour and twelve.
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That might be my longest.
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Uhh! Yeah, our our in twelve is my longest.
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Yeah, that's crazy.
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There.
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Yeah, has to be wrong, but anyways, let's write this interview so before begin, make sure you guys follow me on instagram I hoops fl I post all these interviews I do here on SportsCastr.
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You find all the highlights and all the best of the best clips on my instagram.
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I hope so. I fell.
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I hopes recruits, along with some recent recruitment five and putting up about some of these guys I've talked to here on SportsCastr about in ways I Let's get wrenches interview.
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So my first question for you is, uh I saw you playing the cross.
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So are you still playing the cross? Yeah. Yes, sir.
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I've been playing off since first grade, and I'm actually the game tonight, okay? And I mean, are you Are you excited for that game or what's your What's your mentality going into this lacrosse games? It is in a big game or what? What? What what even is on parts of this game? It's like so it's like this second game out of our league so far.
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I mean, I'm just excited to, like, get plenty of my guys again.
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We've been playing like all summer went to a couple of tournaments, got some w So I'm just I'm just excited to, like, get back with them, like across to me is like, kind of like a freeing sport, like it kind of takes away from some of the stress of basketball.
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Maybe it's just like another, like hobby to do.
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Basically, it's just really fun.
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And like if I could do anything I can to, like, help my guys get recruited in the cost, that on that team, I'll do it.
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I'm just really just playing for them at this point.
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Are are you playing for your school or is it for a club team right now? This for my club here? Okay, But you play for both.
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Yeah, I play for both this year.
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If I wouldn't have gotten hurt, I probably been on varsity, and our club school are our team in our school.
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Gonzaga is like last year they were red tops in the country going into the season.
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So we got some pretty good recruits.
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Also means that you're probably like you.
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You could go.
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Do you wanna come across then? Because if you you said you said you were going to play on your team. But you didn't.
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Yeah, I would have been on the team this year, but I got hurt, and then I just couldn't end up like trying out. But this year, I'm good to go.
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Yeah.
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I mean, I feel like a player, like I would probably get a d one or if I like, made it more of a priority.
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I probably owe also for your soft.
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Yeah.
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So for your sop****re year, you could apply it.
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But then for your junior year, you're probably playing varsity.
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Yeah.
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And you don't think you'd be able to go d one even on the like if you make the top three team in the country or whatever, and then you obviously like cable going division one, maybe Really, like, five percent more effort? Because, like, tough in itself, e Have I have any school that you asked you like? Oh, you know, you come to our school.
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Well, actually, you played both sports.
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Something like that.
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Um, it's been like something I've been like, interested in.
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I don't really talk about many colleges about it, though.
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Like like they're full on, like, full on basketball.
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But I mean, when I went on a noted in visit last year.
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I actually, like had a really good conversation with lacrosse coach, so it was pretty cool.
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I was an early and visit was I don't know.
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That was an unofficial visit, right when I was unofficial, something that was set up between my coach and coach Bray up there.
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I got, like, a tour guide to watch them play against bowling green football and watched their practice.
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It was really cool.
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And I was at, like coincidence.
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Tell you my thought, Um, a lacrosse coaches, they have that set up for you.
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They have that set up for you.
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Okay, so So they were, like, seriously interested, I guess, uh, I think so.
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Coach Barry talks to me like, Yes.
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He said he was really excited to recruit me this year.
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Okay, well, that's Ah, they have a good lacrosse team, or we've got a really good across them up.
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They're really good program.
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Okay.
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You know, I want to Do you consider yourself, you know, there's always, like, lacks boy kind of stuff.
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Do you consider yourself a lax boy or guy or whatever they say? It depends.
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Like when I'm like with those kids like I just started.
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I don't like them Like it.
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Just thinking pretty reality.
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It's funny.
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Yeah, I would wait.
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So what? What do you mean? Like, it's like a personality trait kind of thing.
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Like, how does no it just like, but all like, really high energy, like, really loud hype all the time.
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But it's just like something you need.
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Like if you wanna put across you wanna be on a good team like you needed, like, kinda like match the energy like B b.
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Really like loud, high energy.
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Just be ready toe like, although, Like run through a wall.
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Yeah, and run through a wall. Sounds pretty painful.
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I know the crops were pretty painful, sport.
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So, you know, have you ever gotten I guess what we call like stick stick checks.
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And that was called like, last, like so I played defense.
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So I'm like, more like doing that's like other kids.
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But I've gotta feel like nasty starts, like my arms and my legs.
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So it's not fun.
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It's painful, but you just gotta fight there.
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Uh, is it like that painful that you really like you, like extremely gotta fight through it Or can you kind of, you know, just keep playing or Yeah, it just depends on its, like, part of the game, like, depends on, Like where you get hit, honestly, like one time like last.
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Um, last event actually, like, broke my thumb I got slash, like, really hard on my thumb Broken So and honestly, the pictures where you get hit And since you're the one who hitting have you ever hit someone that they got hurt and did you feel bad at all? I mean, both of the times, but, I mean, you kind of feel bad, But then, like all the other part is like, it's, like, kind of part of the game.
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So it depends on C.
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Yeah, I was just in sports in general, like I just I don't know, for some reason I'm like, thinking about it.
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I feel like I wouldn't feel bad at the same time.
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I'm thinking, like if I ever heard somebody, no matter what sport it waas I just was so bad.
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I mean, like especially was about the guy Get, like, wheeled off and, uh, whatever.
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Like on a structure or something like that like, I don't I feel that's, like, super embarrassing.
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Yeah, that doesn't come with your e.
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Have some kids have been like a little stretcher, but I don't know when I was younger, like all the s so cool like, Oh, my God.
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I e wait, when you guys were little, people would, like, use it like they were like flax.
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Like a lot of people, they've hurt.
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Sure, I know that crosses a.
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That's an interesting I never knew that was, uh, that was the thing. I was crazy.
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The It's a cool sport.
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I mean, cool, little bit, A little bit sucks.
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But when you're when you're playing lacrosse, everybody, I guess, you know, slash someone.
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What's what are do you like thinking all you just kind of like, Let me just hit him as hard as I can or let me try getting the ball out Or what's What's the thought process? You're just trying to get the ball honestly, because I'm on defense like that's the main objective.
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Just get the ball back for your offense, trying to get it clear.
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Clear it down.
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Yeah, makes, um, highlight clips.
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Yeah, you said make highlight plays Have you ever made a highlight? Table four on the cross on are those Are they noticeable? The wash with the earth, Like in football where you have to replay it.
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Almost. Just notice what you did.
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Um, there's it depends on like like, there's only a lot of, like, obvious.
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Like how that plays me like a big hit.
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I stripped take away and get a ground ball Go to the opposite side of the field.
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It honestly depends.
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So, yeah, this prison pretty obvious pilots.
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All right? And I guess what? What got you into playing across, like, What was that big factor? Oh, man.
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Yeah.
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Oh, yeah.
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I can hear you did freeze first.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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Um, when I was little, like my elementary school in my middle school, like it's a really big cross school, Like, a lot of players have gone to that school.
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And yeah, head coach of like, the local club program was actually head coaches like another really good across school in my ear called Georgetown Prep.
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And, like he told me and my dad like, I should really get to the game like there's not that many minority athletes and like it's like it's like a growing game.
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So all my friends played and I just really wanted to try and play.
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And yeah, I just ended up for a month.
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Yeah, it sounds, uh, sounds pretty cool.
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And how are you able to play both sports and how that has ever been a conflict before? Um, it depends like so since I played basketball like at a higher level, I'd say, like, take it like from, like, a you team up or that probably go like a practice for them instead of practice for the cross.
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Um, so there's some conflict.
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But like I say during the like season, like we'll be doing maybe like one tournament at the very end for basketball that might conflict with the cross.
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And I'd probably end up just going across okay? And I have You may be like, Do coaches get mad at you when you have to pick, you know, once part of the other, Like I know I know these for basketball.
00:10:39
Like, if I have to miss like that, I think the coaches like this.
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I think he gets mad regardless of what the excuse is like.
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I just like they're always so mad and you miss practice.
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So do coaches, like, get upset with you? You know, when you're missing a practice, whether you know you're missing a lacrosse practice or basketball or vice versa? No, they understand.
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Like I make it like known to them that I've got to see what's going on.
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So as long as I keep them on notice, that all right with you? Yeah.
00:11:03
And do you think that maybe playing lacrosse has helped you are in basketball? It all? Yeah, definitely.
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It's really, like affected, like towards me playing.
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I'm like, a little aggressive and I played basketball like try to, like, make good plays on defense and stuff.
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And so since I'm like a really aggressive lacrosse player like, it's really helped out with my foot where it can just like how I make plays on the basketball court on the defense of them and when you say, get aggressive in basketball, do you? Do you have to get a lot of fouls? Or if not, I mean, how are you able to play defense at aggressive way without getting too many fouls? I'll just keep my energy up.
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I'm really high energy guy.
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I want to play defense, especially this summer, Like I've been doing a really good job of doing that, Um, taking charges, just making like high energy plays, plays that really like Boosted Team's momentum, not necessarily filing.
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I think I've only found out of, like, three or four games in my entire career, but I don't really get that many fouls.
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I just tried toe do what I can on defense.
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Just make hustle plays.
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Yeah, I'm glad.
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Used to take charges because nobody takes charges like it z unbelievable.
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I mean, how are you able toe, How are you able to learn? You know, it's important.
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Take charges And how are you able to develop that skill in that mindset where, uh, you know, I'm better Maybe hurt myself.
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But, hey, it's OK because a lot of kids, you know, they just can't just can't grasp that, Um, I don't know.
00:12:19
You just, like, kind of in the play develops it just kind of like a natural instinct, cause when I was little, I like, kind of like I made it advantages.
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I wasn't like I wasn't that tall like I wasn't as tall as I am now.
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Clearly, I was like, I was kind on the smaller side.
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So whenever I get, like match up with a big in the paint, I'd make sure that, like, use their way to my advantage because when we were little like, they would always just go ahead downside to drive.
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So I would just try to get that, like, initial contact.
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And I would just, like flop honestly.
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And I get the charge every time when you say little how how how little were you? Um, when I was like I was always, like, kind of like the taller end of my class E h oh, I'd say when I was like, like, fourth grade when I was, like, nine ten.
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You were taking arches in fourth grade. E.
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I've been taking charges for a long time, like I was a hustle player.
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Like when I was really little since like second grade, Actually, e, how did you even I don't even I might know what a charge was, but I definitely didn't know how they took.
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Like when they would do a charge, I would be like, How did they do that? How did you how did you know how to take a charge in fourth grade? I mean, that is something that I've never heard of before.
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I don't know.
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It's just like an instinct.
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Honestly, I saw some place, like on pizza or something.
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I was like, I wanna do that, like in my coaches would encourage it, So, yeah, I just do it.
00:13:35
Um, Were you playing across in fourth grade as well? Yeah.
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I've been planning all this since first grade.
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I don't think I've ever taken a year off.
00:13:42
Oh, yeah, I think I think my theory is that is, that may be because you're playing across.
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So you're just getting hit by a stick? You always a stick getting whacked? Me or a person think about pick the person, uh, running into me.
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I'm kind of faking a ah fall.
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I think that might be the factor.
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That that's my little theory, but that that is unbelievable.
00:14:02
In fourth grade, taking charges, that is something really cool.
00:14:05
Yeah. The cross really tough ones. Yep.
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Stuff like that.
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Yeah.
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And I know, at least for, uh, I know my mom or my parents times, they kind of tell me like you know, Don't Don't just lay it all on the line sometimes because, you know, you're obviously not being paid to play basketball, and, uh, neither am I.
00:14:22
So how maybe your parents ever got worried about you? You know, like, taking a charge.
00:14:27
Something bad happens or something in the cross, Or how are you able to make sure you stay safe? Well, um, honestly, they've never really had a problem with it.
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As long as I'm just playing the game.
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That's all they really care about, as they just wanted to do the best I can for my team.
00:14:42
Yeah, so I cannot get over a charge of fourth.
00:14:44
That is crazy.
00:14:45
But do you usually take a charge of game in high school game? I've been trying to make that a priority this summer.
00:14:50
I think I've taken a charge out of the six games my A team has played out taking a charge in five.
00:14:56
And how may be any schools when they kind of you talk to you? They said like, yeah, you know, we just love that you take chargers and, you know, just play basketball, I guess.
00:15:03
The right way. Yeah.
00:15:05
I talked to a couple of college coaches about, like, if that's how one of my games one I'll talk about taking charge and they get really excited about that.
00:15:11
So it's pretty cool thing to do.
00:15:13
Yeah, you should have somebody put that in a in a mix tape.
00:15:16
Actually, that I mean, that's I cannot get it.
00:15:18
I would ask the guys who would talk to you like, Yeah, I'm good.
00:15:22
This this and I'm like, they say, no, I'm gonna defense.
00:15:25
So I go detailed charges.
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They're like, Yeah, that's like the one thing I'm like.
00:15:29
I mean, that's that.
00:15:31
Like, if you take the charges, you're gonna be elite like that is going to separate you from some of the other people.
00:15:36
Yeah, I charged for I got the wind knocked out of me.
00:15:39
That was so I think the kid hated me.
00:15:42
It was in practice.
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It was a good charging drill on the kid.
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I don't know what I did to him, but no one ever took the charge that hard.
00:15:49
He literally ran into May. It was terrible.
00:15:53
That's funny.
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I mean, it's funny, but I don't like I don't know what I did to the kid on. I asked me afterwards.
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I'm like, Seriously, he's like, Do you play basketball? I'm like, no one.
00:16:02
No one did it that hard.
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And it was the drill where they have you held the ball and kind of shoved into the person, and they shoved it into me.
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So fat or not fast, like powerful.
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He was like, pushing it into me.
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It was crazy.
00:16:19
Andi.
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Now you hear me, right? Yeah.
00:16:25
Oh, yeah.
00:16:26
I just wanna also make sure, But anyways, we talked about a lot more about Gonzaga.
00:16:30
Not prep, but Gonzaga High School.
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Or it was like a college high school.
00:16:36
Yeah, high school.
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Yeah, I'm glad.
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I'm glad I learned that.
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But I mean, playing a Gonzaga high school, what makes that program so legendary? Um, we've got a lot of really high major guys that have came through like there's so many.
00:16:50
Like, I feel like, unspoken about people that have really come through Gonzaga like, but we have so many high major talent.
00:16:56
Like we've got Tyler Thornton, who was the back up of Kyrie Irving.
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And when he got hurt, he kind of embraced the starting role.
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We've got the person who probably like the clutches shot instead of a history.
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The game winner from Villanova, Chris Jenkins.
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And then I got like a bunch of on the next year, his like, there's like they've got, like, a really good story, like his, like, kind of like adoptive brother like neighbor who's on North Carolina.
00:17:16
They won the championship next year.
00:17:17
We've got so many guys like we've got so many guys in, uh in the college right now that are like High Manager.
00:17:22
We've got Terrence Williams.
00:17:24
We got Prentice Hub.
00:17:25
Chris likes we've always pushed out, like, really high major talent.
00:17:29
And it seems like, you know, a ton of history about your school's basketball program.
00:17:33
I mean, how do you know all this information is the problem with the school of a class like the history of basketball, Gonzaga High school? Or how do you know this, uh, information on the on your school's off basketball programs history.
00:17:43
I mean, my dad is the coach, so I've basically grown up like Gonzaga.
00:17:47
He's been head coach there for about twenty years, and so and do you think so were you one of those kids were like after the game.
00:17:55
You always locker room, you always on the floor and all that stuff.
00:18:00
Yeah, yeah.
00:18:01
What's it kind of like being out one of those kids? Um, I mean, it's it's cool.
00:18:07
Like it's a really good experience you, like, kind of make relationships with, like, all your your dad's old players.
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Like I still like, I'm in connection with some of the guys.
00:18:15
Like I even, like, work out like my one of my main workout guys, one of my dad's ex players.
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So it's pretty cool.
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Make a lot of connections that way, I guess.
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Yeah, I don't know.
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They didn't really get a surprise face at some point right before.
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During while I ask the question, did I didn't make a funny face.
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While I ask the question, I'll start the past broken pencil last wiles.
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I thought I thought it was like a pencil that couldn't be broken, so I was, like, moving around.
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I guess I was broken.
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Um, yeah, I remember that.
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That was crazy.
00:18:46
But again, Um, so with your data being the coach and you said that earlier, um, well, maybe the biggest lesson that he's taught you, um, just the focus on the next play.
00:18:57
I used to have a problem when I was younger with, like, I would make a mistake and I would let it, like, stand my head for like, probably like the rest of the quarter rest of half, just like I've been doing a lot better job of that, just like if I miss a shot, I'll just say whatever, Just focus on the next shot, make make a play next time, make a good defense or something like that.
00:19:17
And I saw another question about being a guess, the coach's kid, because I guess since you're kind of like, you know, on the school probably feels like a second home to you.
00:19:25
During the games, however, you got in trouble like probably the obvious not doing anything bad.
00:19:30
Like maybe, you know, you're on the court and, like, you know, maybe like someone runs into you or something, where maybe you get hurt or like, just invade.
00:19:38
I guess the game's, uh, the game space.
00:19:40
Since you know just kind of feel so comfortable that you feel you could walk wherever I never like walked on the court during game, I would maybe like sit around on the side baskets during practice and, like, if they're doing, like, sprints out, like in the way sometimes.
00:19:53
But I never got hurt or anything.
00:19:54
Like I never fell down.
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They were just, like, out of the way.
00:19:58
Yeah.
00:19:59
And, uh, you know, you would be in the locker room, right? I guess after every game with your dad, when you were, you know, younger.
00:20:04
Yeah, I would be in lock him, like, as much as possible.
00:20:07
But then I have to get out if they had, like, a bad performance and like, he was yelling at them and stuff, but it was really cool.
00:20:13
And were, you may be able to take away a lot from his, uh, his pre or postgame speeches and stuff like that.
00:20:21
Yeah, like he's got some really good postgame speeches I've tried to, like, take into account some of them he just talks about, like how the game went, what they need to do to get better, just stuff like that taken into account.
00:20:31
And now he still gives really good ones like us after a loss or when he's pretty good at special speaker.
00:20:37
And since you've probably been toe a ton of games, obviously.
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And her ton of his speeches.
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Do coaches have a repeat speeches or are they all different? Um, he he makes up all of his on the fly.
00:20:49
Really? Just depending on what happened after the game or before the game.
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Yeah.
00:20:54
Do you think maybe coaching and saying that you might wanna pursue when you're when you're older? Yeah, I thought about it actually.
00:21:00
Like, it's pretty interesting thing.
00:21:01
I think I could be a pretty good coach.
00:21:03
My brother actually tried to get into it, too.
00:21:05
He's still trying to get into it.
00:21:07
So I've thought about it.
00:21:08
It might be a path I might like to take.
00:21:12
Yeah, it does it sound really cool.
00:21:14
And, uh, now playing at City of Palms again.
00:21:16
You mentioned Chris like they're, you know, great player from the Hurricanes, but yeah, I saw you guys play a city of poems.
00:21:22
And honestly, it wasn't for Chris likes.
00:21:25
I would have no clue what Gonzaga college High School waas.
00:21:28
But then I go to City of poems, and I see you guys.
00:21:31
I'm like, Oh, this is like I I didn't even say this is Gonzaga I said, this is Chris likes high school.
00:21:35
Um, so, I mean, is your team a kind of a little bit of under the radar? And why do you think that? I definitely say so.
00:21:42
Like, we've got We've got some known like teams in our conference, like, um Paul, the sixth ST John's College High School.
00:21:50
DeMatha.
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So, yeah, we're all the same conference.
00:21:53
I'd say we're pretty stoked on the radar, though.
00:21:55
Like we've had some really cool games.
00:21:57
You can watch Chris Lexus game against Sierra Canyon with Marvin Bagley, Cody Rieti, Cody Riley, Remy Martin.
00:22:03
We've always had some really good national competition.
00:22:06
We played so many national games this year, put against rancher Christian Beat ****ey Cheron played I m g really close.
00:22:12
Um oh, Dad, we beat them.
00:22:14
Paul Ban and Charles team down the City of Palm.
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So I'd say, Yeah, we're pretty swept under the radar.
00:22:19
We should have some more recognition media waas on.
00:22:22
What do you think? That's the case.
00:22:24
Um I feel like programs from like my area don't really get us much.
00:22:27
Love is like programs for, like maybe California and New York, New Jersey, those types, but I feel like I mean, it's starting to increase, I guess, because like some of our teams have beat some pretty big names like Paul the Sixth Beat Sierra Canyon this year.
00:22:40
The Matha want for who they played, but they want a big game up in all the showcase in Massachusetts, so we're starting to get on the rise.
00:22:48
But I feel like we don't get enough recognition.
00:22:51
And do you maybe, like what? I guess, to put our I don't even like you do.
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You kind of wish the D.
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M.
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V was kind of on the map or that they are.
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But do you wish they were? You know, one of those times when people say, you know, top basketball places, usually whatever Chicago and I guess, uh, New York and I guess Los Angeles.
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But you kind of wish that maybe the D.
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M.
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V was way more of that conversation a lot more.
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Do you have any, like, being stepped on and being in that slept on area? Um, I definitely what's during the conversation? More like it's like it's like you get slept on for, like, two long, and it's like Why don't we Why don't we like up there in those conversations? But some people recognize some people Notice? Yeah.
00:23:28
I mean, I I think the D.
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M.
00:23:31
V is definitely if it's if it's not there, I say next year, you know, everyone's gonna talk about it.
00:23:34
I e mean, I found so many guys from your area that are, like, legit, and I know there's even a more too.
00:23:40
So I think it's, Ah, pretty crazy area, for sure.
00:23:44
But with city of poems, because again, I thought of your did not call it Gonzaga College High School.
00:23:49
I called it Chris likes high school.
00:23:51
Um, it was maybe one of your goals for that tournament since you guys didn't get a lot of good teams, didn't coaching, you say, like, Hey, let's start putting this program.
00:23:58
You know, back in the map, let a lot of people know what Gonzaga College High School is.
00:24:03
Yeah, that was the goal going into this season when he said it was such a big like schedule.
00:24:07
We had so many teams are nationally scheduled, like Qala Mir rancher.
00:24:11
Like I said before, so yeah, we got off to a hot start.
00:24:14
Would be Ah, hot start would be their day by, like twelve, I'd say.
00:24:17
Then we played I m g in a really close game.
00:24:19
You can watch the film on that.
00:24:21
It was I honestly think we should have one fans that I thought we should have won.
00:24:24
That was pretty, like, closely contested.
00:24:26
But the refs kind of got in the way.
00:24:27
Then after that, we played Sheriff Cooper in my kitchen and we beat them by, like, eight nine.
00:24:32
So, yeah, I think we did a good job of it.
00:24:35
I mean, I don't know if we got, like, this time we deserve, but we got we got a pretty good amount out of it.
00:24:41
E mean, I think the p a announcer was hoping You guys up Ah, lot.
00:24:45
I think he said that.
00:24:46
You know, Dad's like a legendary coach like all this stuff.
00:24:49
And I'm like, What is this guy knows information, but yeah, I I think he definitely helped you guys up.
00:24:55
Baton and I didn't want my kitchen game wasn't across and stuff with the refs to like, I think a weird It was kind of a weird game, but it went our favor So we gotta appreciate, I guess.
00:25:08
Yeah.
00:25:09
Yeah, that that I mean, that was kind of crazy.
00:25:11
Do you think? Do you have any guys? I mean, those i m g players are They were huge, like it's it was weird.
00:25:16
Like team, I think like Eric daily.
00:25:19
Like he's pretty big Juris Walker.
00:25:21
They're, like, huge Your biggest Well, though, right? I was in the stalls. I am.
00:25:27
That's when I was probably, like six, four, six, five.
00:25:29
That tournament now about six seven.
00:25:31
So, yeah, I mean, I got some minutes that game I didn't play a whole lot.
00:25:36
But now I probably this year, if we play them again, I'd get a lot of minutes.
00:25:39
So probably started.
00:25:41
Yeah, I'm kind of like I wish I knew, like, more because I didn't even have instagram.
00:25:46
I got instagram, I think the day after the like the final game, the championship game.
00:25:52
So I wasn't, you know, searching up like players all day long, so I had no clue.
00:25:57
I didn't even know anyone on your team waas at the time.
00:26:02
But so you went from six, four, two, six, seven like this this year.
00:26:06
Really? Yeah, like mid season, I'd say I was like, six, four, six, four and a half.
00:26:10
Then quarantine hit.
00:26:11
I was probably, like six five going to quarantine.
00:26:14
Now I'm about six, six, six seven Say I'm, like, six six and a half six seven without shoes.
00:26:20
And was that your growth spur or did you have one before a swell.
00:26:24
The huge girls like started, um, started eighth grade.
00:26:27
I'd say I was five six.
00:26:28
I was sort of my mom.
00:26:29
Then end of it.
00:26:30
I was about talking my dad six foot.
00:26:32
Then going into freshman year, I grew a couple inches on.
00:26:35
Uh, yeah, but the biggest one, I'd say it was that eighth grade going into ninth grade.
00:26:40
Yeah, on, uh, do you even know why you've had all these growth spurts? Because I think I've only had one.
00:26:46
I think maybe I've had more, but for you, But then you went from six, four, six, seven, You know, during the quarantine.
00:26:53
Then you said you also had one, you know, from a third going to ninth grade.
00:26:56
So why do you think you kind of had so many growth spurts? Honestly, I just think I had like, the genetic lottery? No, one of my family's really That's all, Dad.
00:27:03
Six foot My half brother.
00:27:04
Six three.
00:27:05
But that's because it was mom saw than other than that.
00:27:08
No one in my family is really above like six.
00:27:10
One, six, two.
00:27:12
Yeah, you know, do you get a lot of like, I guess not.
00:27:17
Cop people was standing your family Every time you see them, they're always like, Oh, wow, you look so tall or their grammar is like, however, when you were smaller than me or do all these comments all the time you get, like everything E Yeah, like like every day you get those comments Or was that a little bit of exaggeration? I get a lot like I mean, I'm six seven pretty tall, Did.
00:27:39
So every time I go out, I feel like you're talking.
00:27:41
I've had, like, a lady stopped her car and say, Oh, like how college it was like this old lady is just what? Over to the sidewalk.
00:27:50
I was gonna my girlfriend.
00:27:51
She put it to the side, which was like, Oh, my gosh, How tall are you, like seventy something? That was really funny.
00:27:58
Yeah, that was seemingly working the grocery store.
00:28:00
People like, Man, do you play basketball that I'll ask you? Have you ever told them like, No, I may be playing like a different sport.
00:28:08
Yeah, Sometimes I'm like, No, I'm actually I'm golf playing so e always something like that.
00:28:14
I am.
00:28:15
What did they say? Like, Oh, did you ever play? That's well before, but not really sometimes like I would play like rec ball.
00:28:23
And they're like, Dang, what I'm saying.
00:28:25
Like, yeah, maybe I started getting into it or something. E.
00:28:30
I love your like impression.
00:28:31
It's like it's so on point.
00:28:34
I was not your impression of like, I'm sorry.
00:28:37
I've had some funny interviews taw today.
00:28:40
So, man, I was That was pretty funny.
00:28:42
While, um, I remember.
00:28:47
Sorry, I'm surprised.
00:28:48
Earlier you said you were pretty grants or Christian.
00:28:51
Was that in California, or is that in a tournament somewhere? Nike Pollution in California is that modern day.
00:28:59
Okay, what's the What's the Nike Pollute? And that was this season are last season that was this season.
00:29:04
Yeah.
00:29:05
What? What What is the Nike Pelusa? Um, honestly, like all the Nike teams, Like all the top rated Nike teams from around the country like the elite Nike teams, I forget who moderate it played.
00:29:14
I think it was a team from Jersey.
00:29:17
It was it was against another top rated player, but there was like a bunch of, like, really good teams there.
00:29:21
Bishop Gorman was there, I think Sierra Canyon, either one this year.
00:29:25
I'm not sure that's the It's also the tournament where I think Chino Hills actually played modern day a couple of years ago when the mellows on that team.
00:29:34
Okay, but I was just like you do a lot, I guess.
00:29:36
Cool stuff for the teams.
00:29:38
And what what sorts of stuff is Nike Dio? And then I could lose up? Uh, yeah, they do like there's like this, like lounges for the players they give us like some food they give us just like Big Jim to practice, and it's pretty cool.
00:29:50
They let us play.
00:29:51
Play like PS four or something like that didn't happen.
00:29:54
Do they give you guys a Is that like exclusive Nike Pelusa? I guess shoes or stuff, you know, probably sell for tongue in stock or something like that because they're not give anything special to the to the teams, that is, like super rare.
00:30:06
Uh, yeah, I think they have a couple of shirts, but that was really nothing.
00:30:09
Nothing too big, man.
00:30:11
That's kind of I'm kind of surprised you all the stuff that you ibl.
00:30:13
Then you have your own high school basketball turning for your top top teams and you get enough, and that's a little bit of I feel, a bit of a shocker, but that's how they make.
00:30:22
They made a lounge for the players, but then what? Like when did you guys even go there like aren't either playing or practicing or sleeping? Yeah, after practice, like they had a scope.
00:30:29
This, like Big Lounge.
00:30:30
It was pretty cool.
00:30:31
It's really nice over there.
00:30:33
Like I honestly, I just like the experience, like going to California.
00:30:36
I've never really been West Coast besides, maybe going on organ when I was really little or a couple of years ago.
00:30:43
And but yeah, like just going to California, a bunch of East Coast kids like it was pretty cool.
00:30:48
But it just like so because our game was so like we had some jet lag like game.
00:30:53
There was nine But that's midnight for all the on the East Coast.
00:30:56
And we were playing against, like, a host team.
00:30:57
So it's like that played a factor into, like, we were pretty sluggish, but we held them like we're going back and forth all game.
00:31:04
I think the final score was, like, lost by eight.
00:31:06
But that was because, like, free throws at the end of the game.
00:31:08
In reality, it was like a three point game.
00:31:10
Yeah.
00:31:11
You didn't play a game when you fly in the right.
00:31:14
Uh, excuse me.
00:31:15
You didn't play a game like the day you flew in? No, We played the day after we flew in, like, at night, going in.
00:31:22
And then we practice, like, earlier in the day.
00:31:25
And then we played at NA and the night, okay? And oh, man.
00:31:31
Well, even whatever, I guess.
00:31:33
How are you? How come I'm thinking about how come the jet lag was like that? I can't even give you, like, the timing a little bit more of, I guess, compared from Eastern Taw all Pacific time.
00:31:43
Yeah, way we're on Eastern time, like all week.
00:31:46
Then we finally come from school and then just automatically hit Pacific time.
00:31:49
Like I think everyone like the day we got like, throughout the day We were there like everyone was sleeping like it was crazy, like we were sleeping til, like, three PM Then we had practice.
00:31:59
And then we like having We had early e think we like now.
00:32:02
We got there in the morning.
00:32:04
Actually, we got there for a day.
00:32:05
We, like, saw some stuff.
00:32:06
We went down toe, actually, the Staples Center.
00:32:09
Then we got through that morning.
00:32:10
We practiced that day.
00:32:11
Then after everyone was like, We want to go to the hotel like we just want to sleep.
00:32:14
Everyone just slept like no one.
00:32:16
I don't think anyone stayed up past, like eight.
00:32:18
Like it was wild.
00:32:20
I mean that.
00:32:21
But then you guys were well rested then, like, yeah, it was now way felt so sluggish.
00:32:27
Like people were sleeping throughout that day until we had practice.
00:32:30
It was just Yeah, it was.
00:32:33
So why don't you give you I guess a lot more respect when n b a teams on the road and all that stuff because, I mean, you said, you know, we stuff that we fell asleep eight We were all super tired.
00:32:43
I mean, but now it's kind of crazy thinking about how you know there's NBA teams and they play those games.
00:32:48
You know, the kind of able the well, I guess, I guess Technically, the one concern may be for the playoffs when the finals bother them.
00:32:54
That, like the team that kinda have that that period, I guess.
00:32:58
Toe deal with it somehow.
00:33:01
Yeah, it's like, Yeah, I can't imagine like going back and forth in East Coast West Coast, especially like the Finals.
00:33:06
Like if you have, like, the Celtics play against the Lakers and the Heat playing, it's the Lakers.
00:33:09
Like that's crazy.
00:33:10
I mean, I don't even think about that.
00:33:13
Yeah, And you said we were There is how stable sound and did a lot of stuff.
00:33:17
Um, but I guess the only touristy things you guys did or was there anything else, too? That was cool.
00:33:22
Yeah, we just saw, like, we went down to the Cub Memorial outside the Staples Center, which is really cool, and yeah, that was really going to What was the thing we did? Got some food.
00:33:31
What's the in and out, which is pretty good.
00:33:34
Okay.
00:33:35
Is that good? Yeah, it's It's really good.
00:33:37
And I was really good to make your burgers so fast.
00:33:39
And like Like, it was really good.
00:33:42
I like the fries air. Okay.
00:33:44
Like, they just need a little more salt on them.
00:33:45
But the burgers were really good.
00:33:47
Okay, so Well, I guess like, would you say it's the best, like, burger of every time? Um, it's up there, but I think my favorite burger, like my favorite burger place probably shake shack or five yards.
00:34:00
Oh, five guys know it was weird because I got it.
00:34:03
I think so.
00:34:04
The first time I went to my first, like, uh, like, in person event.
00:34:08
So I get five guys and then, uh, the burger like it was fine.
00:34:12
And actually, no, Sorry.
00:34:13
We had our WiFi down in my house on my life for years.
00:34:16
So I go to my dad's office.
00:34:17
The five guys also got five guys for dinner on the burger was all right on the fries.
00:34:21
They weren't even salted.
00:34:22
And then all of a sudden, I guess you're the fries were so good, you know, nice and salty.
00:34:27
The burger was really good Yeah, five guys.
00:34:29
Uh, that's pretty good.
00:34:31
This looks it.
00:34:32
Yeah, I think everyone like, if you ask anyone from the d M v.
00:34:35
They say five guys for Shake Shack's best place.
00:34:38
Are they just a ton of five guys there or is that kind of like a a big, not like staple? I mean, they're everywhere, though, right? I think everywhere.
00:34:47
But like in the D.
00:34:48
M V, they're pretty big, like that one, Like almost every shopping center or something like that.
00:34:53
Yeah, I'm not my tummy's growling right now.
00:34:55
I'm not even exaggerating, but I want Have you had the Popeye's chicken sandwich before? Yes, man.
00:35:01
Like the week that it came out. Always.
00:35:03
Like, so pressed to get one. It's so good.
00:35:05
Like like mayonnaise.
00:35:07
But it looked like mayonnaise makes the sandwiches e I don't like man.
00:35:11
You know, I don't want enough e my birthday.
00:35:15
Oh, really? I wanted for my but that was That was my second time having I think, but that is s o.
00:35:21
I was gonna get it when I hit one care instagram.
00:35:23
I was gonna go get Popeye's, but I'm like, Whoa! Have you ever had may on the sandwich. I know.
00:35:29
Like, Oh, yeah, I have to be on it.
00:35:31
Yeah, has to be on.
00:35:32
It tastes so good.
00:35:34
Well, do you know people have gone there like without it on it? Yeah.
00:35:37
The first time I got I got it without the mayo.
00:35:39
And then, like the next time my mom got information something.
00:35:41
And I was like, Oh, there's May on it And she's like, Just don't worry about it is good.
00:35:44
And it was So you made the sandwich so much better.
00:35:46
Yeah, I feel like it can't be managed like it doesn't taste like it weighs.
00:35:52
Yeah, I feel like it's not, I figured to take a different things like Like like it's gonna be like something plus man, isn't it? Like it's not just straight up, man, because I never good Well, I think man is it's in a loss.
00:36:06
I think it's like it might be a chick fil a soft.
00:36:08
Honestly, I think it might e think it is.
00:36:10
It's in a lot.
00:36:12
It's because, like the texture, it's Z yeah, to get the ****y or the original get the original your that You think I would also know that I'll get a ****y but I get the original to the ****y was too ****y, I think.
00:36:25
Yeah, The ****y food Popeyes.
00:36:28
I don't like it that much, But all the models, that's really Yeah.
00:36:32
I mean, that that is this the best on, uh, did you maybe.
00:36:36
What other places? Besides, uh, besides City of Palms? Did you guys travel anywhere else on last season s? So I went to a Florida into California for the Nike Pillows.
00:36:45
Oh, we went to Massachusetts on, but at the end of the season, we take a trip up to, like, this place called ***berland Maryland, which is really cool.
00:36:53
And I'm trying to think Do we go anywhere else nationally? I don't I think the one with the four places nationally, But yeah, you said only four places.
00:37:01
Not like I mean, is it usually more? It was not without a little bit of like, Easy is traveling season for you guys.
00:37:07
I think that's pretty like average.
00:37:08
Maybe sometimes it would go like one extra.
00:37:10
But other than that, like E, remember a few seasons ago like we did something like that and then at the beginning of season, we maybe take a trip like Chicago or something like, um, to sort of Chicago was out for a game or just for team bonding? Yeah, for a game like will play against public school up there like like a really good one.
00:37:28
Like or D j story when the school one of those types, schools like, Yeah, some onda, um, we didn't want to come with the Maryland was that was for just, you know, fun trip.
00:37:38
Or was there also the game there as well? Way have a tournament up there called Alhambra.
00:37:42
It's pretty.
00:37:43
It's like a Catholic tournament with some of the teams like around the area.
00:37:46
But I was like the day like the day we're supposed to start games was or the day we got up there was the day that Corona hit like really big like, really the day of everything.
00:37:55
I shut down NHL MBA, all those sports sports, and we had to go right back down toe D. C. Again.
00:38:00
And that's what that was the last day, like before quarantine.
00:38:03
And that kind of like, how were you guys? I mean, matter, we kind of whatever And did you get to do and maybe anything fun there or would you really drive up and then drive back and didn't even get to stay tonight? Or I think we stayed the night and in the morning that we had we had to go back.
00:38:18
But yeah, all we did was practice.
00:38:19
And then after that way, had to go back home.
00:38:23
Man, where you guys really, uh, I'm sure.
00:38:25
Or at least were the seniors like it's extremely upset about that outcome.
00:38:29
How, you know, this kind of, you know, have last game even though, you know, some are going to college and a lot of stuff, but without of them upset and where you really sad as well, we weren't They weren't like that upset.
00:38:39
They were disappointed, but it was like it is what it is.
00:38:41
We already finished their actual season like we just had, like, d c states.
00:38:44
We just won that.
00:38:45
So I think, honestly, like they're probably, like, happier that they're like, we're not with a win.
00:38:49
When I was a pretty big win and then you all the younger guys like, yeah, as long as they're happy, we're happy.
00:38:53
So we just went back down s.
00:38:56
That's kind of like a bonus tournament.
00:38:58
Like it's not like so after your seat, I guess we'll just is not a part of your real season.
00:39:03
Technically, no.
00:39:04
Like you have to get invited to it.
00:39:05
But we get invited to a basically every, like the top four teams in our conference get invited to it every year.
00:39:11
Yeah, the top four teams.
00:39:13
So what would that be? Would that be you, Paul? The sixth of the mouth and Saint John John's? It's usually like those four every year.
00:39:24
Yeah, I don't know.
00:39:25
I don't I feel like someone told me.
00:39:26
Know someone might have told me about that, But I'm not one hundred percent sure.
00:39:31
Eyes that, like, What is it like a city tournament to? Yeah, there's a D C. States tournament.
00:39:36
So, like we play against, like, ST John's in it because their from D. C.
00:39:40
And then we play against like, there's some D c.
00:39:41
Public schools as well.
00:39:43
Yeah, what? Scott, who told me about that.
00:39:46
But that's what I was kind of, uh, that's kind of learning about.
00:39:49
And, uh, again, you know, I'm aware you're a super super tough conference I mean, that's what makes it so difficult.
00:39:55
Just the competition, like year and you're out.
00:39:58
Um W J c all the kids, like all the kids in the area, I really want to go to schools and W J.
00:40:03
C.
00:40:04
So especially the math of like they Sometimes they have, like a summer league team of like, twenty something.
00:40:08
Kids like everyone, like in the area like everyone knows that the W.
00:40:12
C A.
00:40:13
C is a really tough conference.
00:40:14
Everyone wants to be in it.
00:40:15
So yeah, it's just like the massive amount of talent that goes into it every year.
00:40:19
Like the leaves.
00:40:20
Pretty tough, like you never really know who's gonna be you so like sometimes, like some of the worst teams will be some of the best teams.
00:40:25
And just like crazy.
00:40:27
It's like there's really, like, no, like, weak links in the conference, like there's some some teams like don't win them into games.
00:40:33
But like they could always like, snag a game from like the top team.
00:40:36
So and I'm assuming, um that, uh, that are all the guys on your AU team do They all kind of live in a different area or I'll be all Gonzaga.
00:40:47
Some of them like, yeah, we've got a lot of kids like that are in that league.
00:40:52
But then we also got, like, a lot of public school kids.
00:40:54
And then we actually have a kid from up in like Charlottesville, Virginia, like right by the University of Virginia.
00:41:00
His name is Justin Taylor.
00:41:01
Pretty good recruit.
00:41:02
Six eight women. He's a dog.
00:41:04
And then, uh, Other than that, I don't really think we've got anyone from, like that far out of the area we have this new kid named aside Schattman, who's also really good.
00:41:13
I forget where he's from them, but he's going to a school like now he's going to a school, like in the area.
00:41:19
So I guess I want to know.
00:41:20
It turns out just D.
00:41:21
M v basketball culture.
00:41:23
Um, what do you say that a you? Because I know a you there is also I mean, really good, too, Like it's Ah, it's you guys, your team.
00:41:29
It's team thrill, right? That's called there from Baltimore.
00:41:33
Oh, yeah, take a Baltimore's in the d m V, though, right? I mean, they literally like it's like, weird, Like if you ask you from like the D M v.
00:41:41
A.
00:41:42
Like they don't consider Baltimore part of the Emmy eso? I guess not.
00:41:45
Not team throw. Then.
00:41:46
Yeah, your take over.
00:41:48
What team take those team.
00:41:49
Take over, then, is what's called Prospect.
00:41:52
You.
00:41:53
That's called Team Durant.
00:41:54
Prospect is a new team, but yeah, they're going to.
00:41:57
But I feel like, you know, I'm probably missing out of team, but I guess you know you guys are very solid.
00:42:02
I know everyone's.
00:42:03
I think every kind of teams always like mixed up with all the kids of much of the schools.
00:42:07
You know, maybe it kind of builds, not D M v culture.
00:42:09
Maybe it's a story, I guess.
00:42:10
Family atmosphere, where everyone is kinda off friends off the court and then on the court, you know, everyone's kinda killing it.
00:42:16
Then you know, off the court again.
00:42:17
You guys are still friends.
00:42:19
Yeah, it's a it's a big thing, like down here, like everyone.
00:42:22
Yeah, like you.
00:42:23
You put it perfectly like everyone's like, really friendly off the court, like everyone basically knows.
00:42:28
Everyone, um, like if you play basketball like it's a really easy way to build friend when d m.
00:42:32
V like there's so many kids that I know just do basketball.
00:42:36
And yeah, everyone kind of makes friends that way.
00:42:40
And I never realized like the public schools are good as well in terms off athletic.
00:42:44
So just why they, like every I guess team the D M v like stacked Like how? How is that possible? E don't know.
00:42:51
There's just, like a really good amount of time, man.
00:42:53
Like, got some pretty good public schools around here, especially up in Baltimore.
00:42:58
Polly like team from Boston, actually.
00:42:59
Just be I m g this year, okay? The schools called Poly.
00:43:03
Yeah, Polly like p A like Paul and then I p o l i Well, that sounds very familiar.
00:43:12
Well, I I always worked out up afterwards, but, um, I was what are some of the goals for you and your team next year or this year? Everyone's really hungry to win the championship.
00:43:23
Honestly, like, I think we're gonna really like solid team this year.
00:43:26
Everyone like the chemistry will be good.
00:43:28
There's a lot of kids in my class.
00:43:29
I think we have seven juniors on this team or are we supposed to be, um, having that amount.
00:43:34
And then, yeah, everyone just wants the team that, like, kind of glued together.
00:43:37
Bond, just focus.
00:43:39
Hard to get the championship.
00:43:40
We're gonna have a Yeah.
00:43:43
And now, losing a guy like Terrance Williams who's not committed to Michigan.
00:43:47
I mean, I know he was bawling out City of problems.
00:43:50
I mean, I never heard of him coming out turn, and I was like, Wow, this guy's like, crazy Good.
00:43:54
So again, you're losing a guy like Terrance Williams.
00:43:56
What do you expect your role to be, uh, for the season? And you think it's gonna change it all? Yeah, definitely.
00:44:02
Last year I was kind of like a backup.
00:44:04
I would like someone got in foul trouble in the starting lineup.
00:44:07
One of the guards, I would come in for a little bit, just trying to, like, make something happened.
00:44:11
Then just play my minutes, honestly.
00:44:13
But yeah, we lost, I think, sixteen years this year we had we had Terrence, who's going to Michigan.
00:44:20
We had Chuck, who's going to Butler.
00:44:21
We had Miles is going to Vanderbilt, and then we had a Georgetown Georgetown baseball player who's in that lineup And then we had two guys that are going D two and D three.
00:44:31
So all those guys really talented really, like special parts of our program, So yeah, definitely.
00:44:37
I think my role is toe step up this year.
00:44:39
Be one of the three main scoring options.
00:44:41
And just do what I can dio shoot, makes there's shots playing good defense, be a leader.
00:44:48
Yeah.
00:44:49
Um, would you say that you were You said, you know, you were just going to someone.
00:44:51
The starting lineup wasn't followed trouble, but would you maybe say, like, was your baby a certain player you will be shadowing? Yeah.
00:44:58
Uh, I'd say I was shadowing like junior mints, who's also like in my class.
00:45:02
He's like a two three guard.
00:45:04
And then Carlos Hub was like the senior that I would shadows well, like whenever he got into foul trouble out going for a little bit.
00:45:11
And I mean, you know, when you're shadowing a senior like, uh, Carlos Hub, I mean, just you gotta have a leadership role on you, And is there anything that he's kind of tall? You or something's off from his game? Or so, like, he acts the person that you want to take away from him.
00:45:24
Yeah, He's a really good shooter.
00:45:25
Like I inspire myself, like, be a really good shooter.
00:45:29
He tried the best student, our team.
00:45:30
He made a lot of really tough shots, was really consistent.
00:45:33
Three point shooter, Um and yeah, his brother is actually the starting guarded Notre Dame right now Prentice up.
00:45:40
So, yeah, I took like he was a really high energy guy, like he would always talk like, get us really hyped on and off.
00:45:46
The court was really cool.
00:45:47
Guys tell you it was pretty.
00:45:48
It was an honor to shadow him on.
00:45:51
And, uh, I don't think I mentioned this in the first interview, but I do know you start the math.
00:45:56
I'm pretty sure the coach, like a lot of those guys are in the NBA.
00:45:59
I think they all started playing JV basketball, which I would still say, like, that's not really common if you're an elite prospect when you're not gonna play JV basketball.
00:46:07
But you did play JV basketball.
00:46:09
So how were you able to go from playing JV basketball to now being a three star prospect in the class of twenty twenty two.
00:46:15
Honestly, like, I feel like the fact that I played JV basketball really says a lot about the WCC itself.
00:46:21
Like I'm in such a tough conference.
00:46:23
Such a tough team, like the team, actually like my freshman year Gonzaga actually in the league championship.
00:46:28
So I guess that says something about it.
00:46:30
But I feel like if I went to any other school, like in the air, like a public school, I would have been one of the best person varsity.
00:46:35
So I just think that says a lot about the WCC and, yeah, it was really fun.
00:46:39
I really took a year off just so, like, get my game ready. Focus.
00:46:43
I was leading scorer on team and even like in the wcsc, like some of the jobs into expert itself, like the math of JP team felt like it was like a full on bus leaves him there really good.
00:46:52
So, yeah, I'd really appreciate it.
00:46:55
Like getting to take a year off.
00:46:57
I'd say from like, not like like high level competition, like getting to, like, really have a year like myself, focus on my skills against, like, some lower level competition, but honestly, just like, yeah, get better as a player workout, for sure.
00:47:10
And you know, you said the math is kind of like a varsity team.
00:47:13
Even with their JV team.
00:47:15
Did they treat, like, do all the school street there? JB Game.
00:47:18
Super.
00:47:19
Seriously, Um, is there usually a lot of packed crowds and is there Is there even a JV championship for you guys up there? I I wish we had a JB term I thought would be really fun.
00:47:26
But no way.
00:47:27
Have, like, we kind of end the season when the varsity would start up, would start playoffs.
00:47:31
Um, but yeah, like after, Like since since it goes like freshman on the JV game.
00:47:36
So, like, we get, like, a crowd for, like before, Like the varsity games.
00:47:40
Especially like the big box games.
00:47:42
So, like, I was playing like a packed house, we played one of the teams in our league called McNamara.
00:47:46
And yeah, we had, like, a full on crowd, like both sides, like screaming at each other, so that was pretty cool.
00:47:52
Um, I'm sure for you, like it probably wasn't your first experience playing in front of a packed crowd.
00:47:56
We're gonna be any guys on that team where they were like, Whoa.
00:47:59
Like, why all these people here? Like, maybe those guys that you know, might even make it to the varsity level it all, But they don't surprise.
00:48:05
I think I was the I was the only kid to make it that varsity the next year from that JV team.
00:48:12
And yeah, And then, um, but a kid.
00:48:15
There's a couple of kids from, like that.
00:48:17
That team that played JV again, they're gonna make the team, Uh, this year Oh, actually, no, There was one kid are are big man.
00:48:23
Actually was on JB that year in the next year.
00:48:26
Made walks in.
00:48:27
Well, they would be all, like, surprised.
00:48:29
Like, why would you want my game? I also JV team is just freshmen sop****res.
00:48:33
Or could you be senior on JV? No, it was It was just freshman sop****re.
00:48:38
Okay, so maybe any of those kids that we ended up not playing varsity basketball and there might be this kind of surprised like, why are all these people here at my my games? A little weird.
00:48:48
Yeah.
00:48:49
I felt some of that from them.
00:48:50
Like they're like, Oh, dang like it's packed house.
00:48:52
Like I didn't expect that time.
00:48:54
Yeah, well, why was there a packed house for your JV game? Um, especially the math game is a really big deal in our area, like their, um, their gym seats, so many people, so like, and it's really big, like it always sells out.
00:49:07
So, yeah, before our game, everyone's trying to get in.
00:49:10
Everyone kind of catches like halftime or the end of the J B game.
00:49:13
So I'd say that's probably like three thousand people at a at the end of a J.
00:49:18
B again, and I mean that Excuse me, folks.
00:49:21
I mean, I know it's not gonna for the season.
00:49:24
I doubt it will be with, uh, too many fans.
00:49:26
But I just love, you know, Michael's Robert games there because I'm the I always feel like even though no one's giving like no one cares about me.
00:49:32
I feel like all attentions.
00:49:34
Like all me being the announcer like, I feel like I'm kind of like the spotlights on me.
00:49:37
So when there's a pack game, you know I'm playing the music.
00:49:40
I'm like saying all this stuff in a big microphone just Like I said, I always felt like electricity.
00:49:44
Do you kind of feel the same way? You know, when you walk out, you know, music comments just packed with your students and parents and ourselves.
00:49:52
I mean, how does that energy field? Yeah, I get exactly what you're saying.
00:49:55
It just It feels awesome.
00:49:56
Honestly, Like I I love that about being on varsity.
00:49:59
It sucks that, like, I can't do that this year.
00:50:01
Like, I was really excited for my junior.
00:50:03
Especially now that I'm gonna be, like, in a starting role like that have been really fun.
00:50:06
But it is what it is, but yeah, I love how high on a crowd and stuff and what you maybe consider your journey harder than others.
00:50:14
Just since you know you've gone from junior or sorry, you've gone from JV to being a three star prospect when you consider your journey a lot harder than most other guys.
00:50:22
Yeah, a little bit like there's a different route.
00:50:25
Honestly, like, I want to say it wasn't that much of a JV experience.
00:50:29
It's kind of like the experience of being a coach's son like you get a lot of flak for that from kids that aren't even like is good as you were, just like kids.
00:50:35
That kind of you get like a lot of Doubters from that.
00:50:37
So it's cool to like proofs and kids are wrong.
00:50:40
I'm just ready for, like, this season, the really embrace my role and, yeah, just prove them.
00:50:44
I should be a three four star prospect and sticking it.
00:50:48
You know those coaches sons being I mean, there's so many others are, I guess, you know, there's not that many, but at the same time, there's a ton of kids where you know, my dad even even like directly, you know, everyone's kind of Yeah, well, his dad's the coaches.
00:50:59
Why he's like this.
00:51:01
Um, do you? Maybe you and your dad, because I I didn't know this until I watched um, another interview with you.
00:51:07
So do you guys maybe try to keep it a little bit low key or has that kind of ah, how that kind of work? I mean, honestly, like, I can't really escape.
00:51:14
But like everyone knows me, like as like, being Coach Turner, son, like my parents will be like, Oh, like a little too like that's your dad's like, like a legend or something like that.
00:51:23
So everyone kind of knows that.
00:51:25
It's kind of hard to like, Keep it low key like he's one of the best coaches in the area.
00:51:28
Like if you want national Gatorade coach of the twenty sixteen like kind of hard to keep a little profile of that.
00:51:36
That's kind of funny, because I had no clue like that.
00:51:39
Your dad, even like you probably saw you two guys on paper.
00:51:42
Two names would have been, like, probably not related.
00:51:45
Like, I don't know, I didn't things like that, but yes.
00:51:48
So how how are you kind of ableto do with all that stuff and just try to build your legacy? Um, yeah.
00:51:55
I mean, I think I've done a pretty good job, like, just kinda gotta, like, brush it off.
00:51:59
You know, you get some like Daddy's Ball comments like when you're on the court.
00:52:03
Other than that, though, it's whatever you just gotta play through it.
00:52:06
It's kind of cool, like shots, um, kids up.
00:52:10
Is that what happens when you're playing it like so all the kids, I guess some other school like they kind of do the research and just kind of stuff that you you know, when you're playing an away game.
00:52:18
Yeah, like I feel like I was especially would have gotten this year because we're gonna be a starter on varsity.
00:52:23
But like, when I would play JV like I got a I got a lot of those comments.
00:52:26
Like, why don't you on varsity? Your dad's the coach of of, uh, So you have stuff like that until I guess is your s maybe advice.
00:52:34
Any other coach sons out there just, you know, just keep keep playing this Don't worry about it.
00:52:38
Yeah, just brush it off.
00:52:39
Like if they really want to take the time Another day, they call you the coaches on.
00:52:42
You're obviously doing something, right.
00:52:44
So, yeah, just keep playing and keep your head forward and just prove them all.
00:52:49
And is there may be something that you want to do this toe solidify like, Hey, you know, I'm not a coach Turner's son or whatever they call your coach t or, you know, the goat coach something.
00:52:59
Whatever, Whatever.
00:53:00
Whatever they call your your coach.
00:53:01
Do you wanna like what do you want to do? This to make sure that people know like I'm not the coach's son.
00:53:07
I'm I'm Jerry Turner.
00:53:09
Yeah. I just got to stand out this year, I guess.
00:53:11
Just show them what I can dio show my three point ability, my defensive ability to just play as good as I can.
00:53:17
Just kind of got to separate myself.
00:53:18
I'm a little bit.
00:53:21
Yeah, that's awesome.
00:53:22
And which schools that have been reaching out to you the most? Eso I actually had a zoom called with Western Michigan yesterday.
00:53:28
Recent schools have been talking to me.
00:53:30
Coach Larranaga texted me from Miami.
00:53:33
Wake Forest texted me a cup.
00:53:35
They call actually to the Paul.
00:53:38
They offered me a while back and they still keep in touch.
00:53:41
G w one of my first offers.
00:53:42
They keep in touch a lot.
00:53:44
And VCU picked up a little bit.
00:53:47
Richmond? Yeah, a lot of East Coast schools and, uh, Stanford actually have a couple weeks ago is well, so I'm waiting for them.
00:53:53
Talk to me again, but yeah, good amount of like mid may.
00:53:56
Just the high major schools have been talking to me.
00:53:59
Yeah, we definitely need you to take that.
00:54:01
Uh, that official or unofficial visits in Miami for sure.
00:54:04
Even though even though my plan to go in there, I mean, still, you know, that's my That's my team.
00:54:08
Do you think I don't If you could say this, but they're gonna be Chris likes.
00:54:11
And just how do you think? I guess Coach Jim, how do you How do you think you find out about Gonzaga? Because obviously to find about it out about it, to recruit Chris like so how does he kinda know? Like, Hey, this school has a lot of good kids.
00:54:22
I should always look in tow, going to their games or look at their prospects.
00:54:26
I mean, yeah, he's been he's been coaching game for a really long time, I think.
00:54:30
Probably his research.
00:54:31
He saw a lot of our like players in A C c Um, a lot of those big time conferences, but Chris was like a really like good prospect on the EU circuit, especially the team take over.
00:54:40
So it was really easy for him to get his name out there And, yeah, just a really good talent.
00:54:46
Yeah, but you want to say like Chris Lights was the reason, like he didn't put guns around the map right like that. That was because of him.
00:54:52
We've got we've got We had a lot of, like, really good.
00:54:54
Seems like I'd say in two thousand eight was one of our best teams of all time.
00:54:58
They went thirty four and one we had They had a guy that went to Princeton Guy that was getting heavily recruited by, like, Georgetown.
00:55:05
Villanova actually end up going, um, Harvard.
00:55:09
And then we had Tyler Thorne, who went to Duke.
00:55:10
We had a Richmond guy.
00:55:12
We had a really good players on that team, but they're probably the best teams to come out of the D M V area.
00:55:17
Yeah, I think maybe a chance could because I know Jim.
00:55:19
Lana, coach at Georgia Mason.
00:55:22
That's in Virginia, I think.
00:55:23
Right, Yes, I'm closer.
00:55:26
It's a d c.
00:55:27
But who could always be something something to Yeah, it's, um, D m v ties.
00:55:32
Yeah, and I don't think you tell me this, but when Stanford reached out, only because this kid told me this one Stanford, did they ask you for your transcriptions? That kind of kind of that was one of the first things they did ask me for my transcript.
00:55:44
Yeah, because I know that's what that's what the other kids told me.
00:55:47
He said they had him, like, send this stuff first.
00:55:50
Um, I guess my school ask for your grades.
00:55:51
I'm sure your grades are great.
00:55:53
Uh, do you ever think, like, what if my grades weren't bad? It's like it's like a like, Are they gonna Is that gonna be acceptable with them, Like a couple of like bees gonna, like, turn them off.
00:56:02
So Well, I think I think that be I think if you have, like, straight B's, I think they'd be kind of, uh, impressed.
00:56:08
But I'm just saying, Like, just imagine, what have you had? Maybe, like, these season afs What? Just imagine how How different.
00:56:17
Like what? Like I just actually you feel if a school like, hey, you like how your grades? I mean, like, like, even even wasn't stand for, like, whatever you like. That would be crazy.
00:56:27
Yeah. Especially stand give you a Stanford.
00:56:29
That's your transcript like, Oh, I have season ds like that would suck.
00:56:32
Yeah.
00:56:34
Yeah.
00:56:35
And you know, I guess you You talk about schools that reach out to, most recently, all those kind of same schools that have been, uh, showing you are a lot of heavy interest.
00:56:43
Yeah, those those been the main schools, Like showing me a lot of heavy interest.
00:56:46
Uh, some local school have been showing interest, like Mount ST Mary's.
00:56:49
But those were all the main schools.
00:56:50
Those schools that are listed have been showing me the most interest.
00:56:54
And you said you got off a zoom with Western Michigan, right? You know, Western Michigan Division.
00:56:59
A lot of good interest.
00:57:00
I really like talking to the coaching staff.
00:57:02
Yeah.
00:57:03
How is that? How is that how that soon got for you? It was really cool.
00:57:06
Surprising.
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The campus is beautiful.
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Honestly, Served me like, around all their facilities.
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Their locker room is really cool.
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They just remodeled it.
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Their housing they're working on, like a new, uh, project for like like the southern like part of their school.
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So, yeah, it's It's a really nice place up there.
00:57:21
I wanna go on official sometime.
00:57:24
Yeah, I could definitely one of the players I interviewed before he just come committed.
00:57:28
They're actually like about it.
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He credit.
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They're like, probably a few months ago, at least.
00:57:33
But yeah, I mean, he seems to really like the school.
00:57:36
And, you know, we could stop talking recruitment.
00:57:38
Let's talk about team takeover.
00:57:40
So how did you get involved with the team? Take over? Yeah, they're, like, really one of the premier teams.
00:57:46
And like our area.
00:57:47
When I was really little like I played for another team called Maryland's finest, so we were pretty good.
00:57:51
We won a couple of national championships on the EU circuit, but team take it has always been around like they have some many teams and, like the elementary and middle school age groups.
00:58:00
And then you finally get the high school like we're like, one of the only you RBL teams in the area.
00:58:04
So, yeah, like they're just a major program that got put out like a lot of pros and stuff.
00:58:09
So, yeah, and maybe other.
00:58:12
Any teammates either from Gonzaga or from team take over that you maybe wanna team up within the next level.
00:58:20
Um, honestly, if I ever got the opportunity to post like any of my AU team, and I would love that, but probably specifically like the kids that play play from my high school like Devon, think it's legitimate.
00:58:30
So I point guard and ah, premier like wing I would love to put a feminized are on in college.
00:58:36
Um, you know, even though you said I wanna play them in college, are there any guys where you don't wanna be friends of them? Like, But you don't wanna play against them in college instead? Because I know I mean, those air that might even be more fun than playing with somebody who is playing against them.
00:58:49
Although many guys like your friends with that you wanna play against? Not with Yeah.
00:58:53
I mean, I'd love to play like any of my friends, like, in code, any of my AU teammates.
00:58:57
Any of my high school teammates, Like we never got a matchup.
00:58:59
That would be really fun.
00:59:02
All right.
00:59:03
And then my final question for you is what are your goals? By the time you graduate high school, I really just wanna try to get a championship.
00:59:10
Gets the best grades possible.
00:59:12
Um, just Yeah, just leave a really good legacy. Gonzaga.
00:59:16
Yeah, It sounds awesome.
00:59:17
Before we on this show.
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Is there anything you want to plug or anybody want Shout out, Just plug my instagram j dot Turner thirteen.
00:59:25
Alright, so anyways, guys, thank you so much for taking your time coming on.
00:59:29
I'll let me interview.
00:59:30
I really appreciate it.
00:59:31
Good luck in your lacrosse game.
00:59:33
Hopefully you guys got a another dub.
00:59:36
You know, make sure you guys give us a follow on instagram at j dot turner thirteen.
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I hope so.
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I fell And the U S.
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A. For twenty twenty two.
00:59:44
Gonzaga High School three start forward Jared Turner.
00:59:47
I'm Isaac Fleischer.
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And there's been another, I hope that full interview piece i guys, it is.
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Interview With '22 Gonzaga High School 3-Star F Jared Turner

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Isaac Fleischer @ihoopsfl

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Pretty hard.
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You should get all right.
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Yeah, I've had.
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Did hours go over an hour the first time? I don't know.
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Like our forty.
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Oh, when I know what it was like.
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It was long. That was not It was not.
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That was not an hour.
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Forty minutes.
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There's no no that can't do that with my longest.
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If it was an hour like my longest long was maybe, like an hour, maybe in our thirties, my longest one.
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But it definitely wasn't that one.
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Yeah, that's like, That's crazy Long.
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Yeah, I know, there's there's there's just there's just no way that would be that.
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Like, honestly, I don't even know if I would want to do like a two hour long stream.
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That'd be terrible.
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Uh huh.
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E get to the point where I don't wanna do it anymore. You know, I gotta skip.
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This doesn't make me look, you know, like sometimes, like, you know, I'll be doing the interview eventually.
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Like, you know, it's It's a certain time of the day.
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Yeah, it's only like my voice gets so worn out.
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Uh, yeah, yeah, there's no there's no way I was an hour.
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But now can I delete it? And I don't know how long it waas I sweat bows.
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I think it's at least like an hour and thirty.
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Yeah, there's there's no way that that has to be.
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That has to be wrong for sure.
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Yeah, there's none of these.
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Oh, this one went for an hour and three minutes with the coach.
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Um, yeah, I haven't done a street. Not long.
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In a minute.
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Let's see, this was our and four another coach.
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It's always the coaches like the media people that talk a lot.
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Sure.
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Uh, let's see his hour and twelve.
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That might be my longest.
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Uhh! Yeah, our our in twelve is my longest.
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Yeah, that's crazy.
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There.
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I hopes recruits, along with some recent recruitment five and putting up about some of these guys I've talked to here on SportsCastr about in ways I Let's get wrenches interview.
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So my first question for you is, uh I saw you playing the cross.
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So are you still playing the cross? Yeah. Yes, sir.
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I've been playing off since first grade, and I'm actually the game tonight, okay? And I mean, are you Are you excited for that game or what's your What's your mentality going into this lacrosse games? It is in a big game or what? What? What what even is on parts of this game? It's like so it's like this second game out of our league so far.
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I mean, I'm just excited to, like, get plenty of my guys again.
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We've been playing like all summer went to a couple of tournaments, got some w So I'm just I'm just excited to, like, get back with them, like across to me is like, kind of like a freeing sport, like it kind of takes away from some of the stress of basketball.
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Maybe it's just like another, like hobby to do.
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Basically, it's just really fun.
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And like if I could do anything I can to, like, help my guys get recruited in the cost, that on that team, I'll do it.
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I'm just really just playing for them at this point.
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Are are you playing for your school or is it for a club team right now? This for my club here? Okay, But you play for both.
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Yeah, I play for both this year.
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If I wouldn't have gotten hurt, I probably been on varsity, and our club school are our team in our school.
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Gonzaga is like last year they were red tops in the country going into the season.
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So we got some pretty good recruits.
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Also means that you're probably like you.
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You could go.
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Do you wanna come across then? Because if you you said you said you were going to play on your team. But you didn't.
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Yeah, I would have been on the team this year, but I got hurt, and then I just couldn't end up like trying out. But this year, I'm good to go.
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Yeah.
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I mean, I feel like a player, like I would probably get a d one or if I like, made it more of a priority.
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I probably owe also for your soft.
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Yeah.
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So for your sop****re year, you could apply it.
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But then for your junior year, you're probably playing varsity.
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Yeah.
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And you don't think you'd be able to go d one even on the like if you make the top three team in the country or whatever, and then you obviously like cable going division one, maybe Really, like, five percent more effort? Because, like, tough in itself, e Have I have any school that you asked you like? Oh, you know, you come to our school.
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Well, actually, you played both sports.
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Something like that.
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Um, it's been like something I've been like, interested in.
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I don't really talk about many colleges about it, though.
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Like like they're full on, like, full on basketball.
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But I mean, when I went on a noted in visit last year.
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I actually, like had a really good conversation with lacrosse coach, so it was pretty cool.
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I was an early and visit was I don't know.
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That was an unofficial visit, right when I was unofficial, something that was set up between my coach and coach Bray up there.
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I got, like, a tour guide to watch them play against bowling green football and watched their practice.
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It was really cool.
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And I was at, like coincidence.
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Tell you my thought, Um, a lacrosse coaches, they have that set up for you.
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They have that set up for you.
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Okay, so So they were, like, seriously interested, I guess, uh, I think so.
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Coach Barry talks to me like, Yes.
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He said he was really excited to recruit me this year.
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Okay, well, that's Ah, they have a good lacrosse team, or we've got a really good across them up.
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They're really good program.
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Okay.
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You know, I want to Do you consider yourself, you know, there's always, like, lacks boy kind of stuff.
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Do you consider yourself a lax boy or guy or whatever they say? It depends.
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Like when I'm like with those kids like I just started.
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I don't like them Like it.
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Just thinking pretty reality.
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It's funny.
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Yeah, I would wait.
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So what? What do you mean? Like, it's like a personality trait kind of thing.
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Like, how does no it just like, but all like, really high energy, like, really loud hype all the time.
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But it's just like something you need.
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Like if you wanna put across you wanna be on a good team like you needed, like, kinda like match the energy like B b.
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Really like loud, high energy.
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Just be ready toe like, although, Like run through a wall.
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Yeah, and run through a wall. Sounds pretty painful.
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I know the crops were pretty painful, sport.
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So, you know, have you ever gotten I guess what we call like stick stick checks.
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And that was called like, last, like so I played defense.
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So I'm like, more like doing that's like other kids.
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But I've gotta feel like nasty starts, like my arms and my legs.
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So it's not fun.
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It's painful, but you just gotta fight there.
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Uh, is it like that painful that you really like you, like extremely gotta fight through it Or can you kind of, you know, just keep playing or Yeah, it just depends on its, like, part of the game, like, depends on, Like where you get hit, honestly, like one time like last.
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Um, last event actually, like, broke my thumb I got slash, like, really hard on my thumb Broken So and honestly, the pictures where you get hit And since you're the one who hitting have you ever hit someone that they got hurt and did you feel bad at all? I mean, both of the times, but, I mean, you kind of feel bad, But then, like all the other part is like, it's, like, kind of part of the game.
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So it depends on C.
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Yeah, I was just in sports in general, like I just I don't know, for some reason I'm like, thinking about it.
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I feel like I wouldn't feel bad at the same time.
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I'm thinking, like if I ever heard somebody, no matter what sport it waas I just was so bad.
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I mean, like especially was about the guy Get, like, wheeled off and, uh, whatever.
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Like on a structure or something like that like, I don't I feel that's, like, super embarrassing.
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Yeah, that doesn't come with your e.
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Have some kids have been like a little stretcher, but I don't know when I was younger, like all the s so cool like, Oh, my God.
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I e wait, when you guys were little, people would, like, use it like they were like flax.
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Like a lot of people, they've hurt.
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Sure, I know that crosses a.
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That's an interesting I never knew that was, uh, that was the thing. I was crazy.
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The It's a cool sport.
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I mean, cool, little bit, A little bit sucks.
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But when you're when you're playing lacrosse, everybody, I guess, you know, slash someone.
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What's what are do you like thinking all you just kind of like, Let me just hit him as hard as I can or let me try getting the ball out Or what's What's the thought process? You're just trying to get the ball honestly, because I'm on defense like that's the main objective.
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Just get the ball back for your offense, trying to get it clear.
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Clear it down.
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Yeah, makes, um, highlight clips.
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Yeah, you said make highlight plays Have you ever made a highlight? Table four on the cross on are those Are they noticeable? The wash with the earth, Like in football where you have to replay it.
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Almost. Just notice what you did.
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Um, there's it depends on like like, there's only a lot of, like, obvious.
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Like how that plays me like a big hit.
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I stripped take away and get a ground ball Go to the opposite side of the field.
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It honestly depends.
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So, yeah, this prison pretty obvious pilots.
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All right? And I guess what? What got you into playing across, like, What was that big factor? Oh, man.
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Yeah.
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Oh, yeah.
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I can hear you did freeze first.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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Um, when I was little, like my elementary school in my middle school, like it's a really big cross school, Like, a lot of players have gone to that school.
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And yeah, head coach of like, the local club program was actually head coaches like another really good across school in my ear called Georgetown Prep.
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And, like he told me and my dad like, I should really get to the game like there's not that many minority athletes and like it's like it's like a growing game.
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So all my friends played and I just really wanted to try and play.
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And yeah, I just ended up for a month.
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Yeah, it sounds, uh, sounds pretty cool.
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And how are you able to play both sports and how that has ever been a conflict before? Um, it depends like so since I played basketball like at a higher level, I'd say, like, take it like from, like, a you team up or that probably go like a practice for them instead of practice for the cross.
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Um, so there's some conflict.
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But like I say during the like season, like we'll be doing maybe like one tournament at the very end for basketball that might conflict with the cross.
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And I'd probably end up just going across okay? And I have You may be like, Do coaches get mad at you when you have to pick, you know, once part of the other, Like I know I know these for basketball.
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Like, if I have to miss like that, I think the coaches like this.
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I think he gets mad regardless of what the excuse is like.
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I just like they're always so mad and you miss practice.
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So do coaches, like, get upset with you? You know, when you're missing a practice, whether you know you're missing a lacrosse practice or basketball or vice versa? No, they understand.
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Like I make it like known to them that I've got to see what's going on.
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So as long as I keep them on notice, that all right with you? Yeah.
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And do you think that maybe playing lacrosse has helped you are in basketball? It all? Yeah, definitely.
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It's really, like affected, like towards me playing.
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I'm like, a little aggressive and I played basketball like try to, like, make good plays on defense and stuff.
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And so since I'm like a really aggressive lacrosse player like, it's really helped out with my foot where it can just like how I make plays on the basketball court on the defense of them and when you say, get aggressive in basketball, do you? Do you have to get a lot of fouls? Or if not, I mean, how are you able to play defense at aggressive way without getting too many fouls? I'll just keep my energy up.
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I'm really high energy guy.
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I want to play defense, especially this summer, Like I've been doing a really good job of doing that, Um, taking charges, just making like high energy plays, plays that really like Boosted Team's momentum, not necessarily filing.
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I think I've only found out of, like, three or four games in my entire career, but I don't really get that many fouls.
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I just tried toe do what I can on defense.
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Just make hustle plays.
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Yeah, I'm glad.
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Used to take charges because nobody takes charges like it z unbelievable.
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I mean, how are you able toe, How are you able to learn? You know, it's important.
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Take charges And how are you able to develop that skill in that mindset where, uh, you know, I'm better Maybe hurt myself.
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But, hey, it's OK because a lot of kids, you know, they just can't just can't grasp that, Um, I don't know.
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You just, like, kind of in the play develops it just kind of like a natural instinct, cause when I was little, I like, kind of like I made it advantages.
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I wasn't like I wasn't that tall like I wasn't as tall as I am now.
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Clearly, I was like, I was kind on the smaller side.
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So whenever I get, like match up with a big in the paint, I'd make sure that, like, use their way to my advantage because when we were little like, they would always just go ahead downside to drive.
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So I would just try to get that, like, initial contact.
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And I would just, like flop honestly.
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And I get the charge every time when you say little how how how little were you? Um, when I was like I was always, like, kind of like the taller end of my class E h oh, I'd say when I was like, like, fourth grade when I was, like, nine ten.
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You were taking arches in fourth grade. E.
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I've been taking charges for a long time, like I was a hustle player.
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Like when I was really little since like second grade, Actually, e, how did you even I don't even I might know what a charge was, but I definitely didn't know how they took.
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Like when they would do a charge, I would be like, How did they do that? How did you how did you know how to take a charge in fourth grade? I mean, that is something that I've never heard of before.
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I don't know.
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It's just like an instinct.
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Honestly, I saw some place, like on pizza or something.
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I was like, I wanna do that, like in my coaches would encourage it, So, yeah, I just do it.
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Um, Were you playing across in fourth grade as well? Yeah.
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I've been planning all this since first grade.
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I don't think I've ever taken a year off.
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Oh, yeah, I think I think my theory is that is, that may be because you're playing across.
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So you're just getting hit by a stick? You always a stick getting whacked? Me or a person think about pick the person, uh, running into me.
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I'm kind of faking a ah fall.
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I think that might be the factor.
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That that's my little theory, but that that is unbelievable.
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In fourth grade, taking charges, that is something really cool.
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Yeah. The cross really tough ones. Yep.
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Stuff like that.
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Yeah.
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And I know, at least for, uh, I know my mom or my parents times, they kind of tell me like you know, Don't Don't just lay it all on the line sometimes because, you know, you're obviously not being paid to play basketball, and, uh, neither am I.
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So how maybe your parents ever got worried about you? You know, like, taking a charge.
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Something bad happens or something in the cross, Or how are you able to make sure you stay safe? Well, um, honestly, they've never really had a problem with it.
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As long as I'm just playing the game.
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That's all they really care about, as they just wanted to do the best I can for my team.
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Yeah, so I cannot get over a charge of fourth.
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That is crazy.
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But do you usually take a charge of game in high school game? I've been trying to make that a priority this summer.
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I think I've taken a charge out of the six games my A team has played out taking a charge in five.
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And how may be any schools when they kind of you talk to you? They said like, yeah, you know, we just love that you take chargers and, you know, just play basketball, I guess.
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The right way. Yeah.
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I talked to a couple of college coaches about, like, if that's how one of my games one I'll talk about taking charge and they get really excited about that.
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So it's pretty cool thing to do.
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Yeah, you should have somebody put that in a in a mix tape.
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Actually, that I mean, that's I cannot get it.
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I would ask the guys who would talk to you like, Yeah, I'm good.
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This this and I'm like, they say, no, I'm gonna defense.
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So I go detailed charges.
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They're like, Yeah, that's like the one thing I'm like.
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I mean, that's that.
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Like, if you take the charges, you're gonna be elite like that is going to separate you from some of the other people.
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Yeah, I charged for I got the wind knocked out of me.
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That was so I think the kid hated me.
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It was in practice.
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It was a good charging drill on the kid.
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I don't know what I did to him, but no one ever took the charge that hard.
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He literally ran into May. It was terrible.
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That's funny.
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I mean, it's funny, but I don't like I don't know what I did to the kid on. I asked me afterwards.
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I'm like, Seriously, he's like, Do you play basketball? I'm like, no one.
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No one did it that hard.
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And it was the drill where they have you held the ball and kind of shoved into the person, and they shoved it into me.
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So fat or not fast, like powerful.
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He was like, pushing it into me.
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It was crazy.
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Andi.
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Now you hear me, right? Yeah.
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Oh, yeah.
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I just wanna also make sure, But anyways, we talked about a lot more about Gonzaga.
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Not prep, but Gonzaga High School.
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Or it was like a college high school.
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Yeah, high school.
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Yeah, I'm glad.
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I'm glad I learned that.
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But I mean, playing a Gonzaga high school, what makes that program so legendary? Um, we've got a lot of really high major guys that have came through like there's so many.
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Like, I feel like, unspoken about people that have really come through Gonzaga like, but we have so many high major talent.
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Like we've got Tyler Thornton, who was the back up of Kyrie Irving.
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And when he got hurt, he kind of embraced the starting role.
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We've got the person who probably like the clutches shot instead of a history.
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The game winner from Villanova, Chris Jenkins.
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And then I got like a bunch of on the next year, his like, there's like they've got, like, a really good story, like his, like, kind of like adoptive brother like neighbor who's on North Carolina.
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They won the championship next year.
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We've got so many guys like we've got so many guys in, uh in the college right now that are like High Manager.
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We've got Terrence Williams.
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We got Prentice Hub.
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Chris likes we've always pushed out, like, really high major talent.
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And it seems like, you know, a ton of history about your school's basketball program.
00:17:33
I mean, how do you know all this information is the problem with the school of a class like the history of basketball, Gonzaga High school? Or how do you know this, uh, information on the on your school's off basketball programs history.
00:17:43
I mean, my dad is the coach, so I've basically grown up like Gonzaga.
00:17:47
He's been head coach there for about twenty years, and so and do you think so were you one of those kids were like after the game.
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You always locker room, you always on the floor and all that stuff.
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Yeah, yeah.
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What's it kind of like being out one of those kids? Um, I mean, it's it's cool.
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Like it's a really good experience you, like, kind of make relationships with, like, all your your dad's old players.
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Like I still like, I'm in connection with some of the guys.
00:18:15
Like I even, like, work out like my one of my main workout guys, one of my dad's ex players.
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So it's pretty cool.
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Make a lot of connections that way, I guess.
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Yeah, I don't know.
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They didn't really get a surprise face at some point right before.
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During while I ask the question, did I didn't make a funny face.
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While I ask the question, I'll start the past broken pencil last wiles.
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I thought I thought it was like a pencil that couldn't be broken, so I was, like, moving around.
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I guess I was broken.
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Um, yeah, I remember that.
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That was crazy.
00:18:46
But again, Um, so with your data being the coach and you said that earlier, um, well, maybe the biggest lesson that he's taught you, um, just the focus on the next play.
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I used to have a problem when I was younger with, like, I would make a mistake and I would let it, like, stand my head for like, probably like the rest of the quarter rest of half, just like I've been doing a lot better job of that, just like if I miss a shot, I'll just say whatever, Just focus on the next shot, make make a play next time, make a good defense or something like that.
00:19:17
And I saw another question about being a guess, the coach's kid, because I guess since you're kind of like, you know, on the school probably feels like a second home to you.
00:19:25
During the games, however, you got in trouble like probably the obvious not doing anything bad.
00:19:30
Like maybe, you know, you're on the court and, like, you know, maybe like someone runs into you or something, where maybe you get hurt or like, just invade.
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I guess the game's, uh, the game space.
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Since you know just kind of feel so comfortable that you feel you could walk wherever I never like walked on the court during game, I would maybe like sit around on the side baskets during practice and, like, if they're doing, like, sprints out, like in the way sometimes.
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But I never got hurt or anything.
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Like I never fell down.
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They were just, like, out of the way.
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Yeah.
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And, uh, you know, you would be in the locker room, right? I guess after every game with your dad, when you were, you know, younger.
00:20:04
Yeah, I would be in lock him, like, as much as possible.
00:20:07
But then I have to get out if they had, like, a bad performance and like, he was yelling at them and stuff, but it was really cool.
00:20:13
And were, you may be able to take away a lot from his, uh, his pre or postgame speeches and stuff like that.
00:20:21
Yeah, like he's got some really good postgame speeches I've tried to, like, take into account some of them he just talks about, like how the game went, what they need to do to get better, just stuff like that taken into account.
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And now he still gives really good ones like us after a loss or when he's pretty good at special speaker.
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And since you've probably been toe a ton of games, obviously.
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And her ton of his speeches.
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Do coaches have a repeat speeches or are they all different? Um, he he makes up all of his on the fly.
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Really? Just depending on what happened after the game or before the game.
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Yeah.
00:20:54
Do you think maybe coaching and saying that you might wanna pursue when you're when you're older? Yeah, I thought about it actually.
00:21:00
Like, it's pretty interesting thing.
00:21:01
I think I could be a pretty good coach.
00:21:03
My brother actually tried to get into it, too.
00:21:05
He's still trying to get into it.
00:21:07
So I've thought about it.
00:21:08
It might be a path I might like to take.
00:21:12
Yeah, it does it sound really cool.
00:21:14
And, uh, now playing at City of Palms again.
00:21:16
You mentioned Chris like they're, you know, great player from the Hurricanes, but yeah, I saw you guys play a city of poems.
00:21:22
And honestly, it wasn't for Chris likes.
00:21:25
I would have no clue what Gonzaga college High School waas.
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But then I go to City of poems, and I see you guys.
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I'm like, Oh, this is like I I didn't even say this is Gonzaga I said, this is Chris likes high school.
00:21:35
Um, so, I mean, is your team a kind of a little bit of under the radar? And why do you think that? I definitely say so.
00:21:42
Like, we've got We've got some known like teams in our conference, like, um Paul, the sixth ST John's College High School.
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DeMatha.
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So, yeah, we're all the same conference.
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I'd say we're pretty stoked on the radar, though.
00:21:55
Like we've had some really cool games.
00:21:57
You can watch Chris Lexus game against Sierra Canyon with Marvin Bagley, Cody Rieti, Cody Riley, Remy Martin.
00:22:03
We've always had some really good national competition.
00:22:06
We played so many national games this year, put against rancher Christian Beat ****ey Cheron played I m g really close.
00:22:12
Um oh, Dad, we beat them.
00:22:14
Paul Ban and Charles team down the City of Palm.
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So I'd say, Yeah, we're pretty swept under the radar.
00:22:19
We should have some more recognition media waas on.
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What do you think? That's the case.
00:22:24
Um I feel like programs from like my area don't really get us much.
00:22:27
Love is like programs for, like maybe California and New York, New Jersey, those types, but I feel like I mean, it's starting to increase, I guess, because like some of our teams have beat some pretty big names like Paul the Sixth Beat Sierra Canyon this year.
00:22:40
The Matha want for who they played, but they want a big game up in all the showcase in Massachusetts, so we're starting to get on the rise.
00:22:48
But I feel like we don't get enough recognition.
00:22:51
And do you maybe, like what? I guess, to put our I don't even like you do.
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You kind of wish the D.
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V was kind of on the map or that they are.
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But do you wish they were? You know, one of those times when people say, you know, top basketball places, usually whatever Chicago and I guess, uh, New York and I guess Los Angeles.
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But you kind of wish that maybe the D.
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M.
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V was way more of that conversation a lot more.
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Do you have any, like, being stepped on and being in that slept on area? Um, I definitely what's during the conversation? More like it's like it's like you get slept on for, like, two long, and it's like Why don't we Why don't we like up there in those conversations? But some people recognize some people Notice? Yeah.
00:23:28
I mean, I I think the D.
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M.
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V is definitely if it's if it's not there, I say next year, you know, everyone's gonna talk about it.
00:23:34
I e mean, I found so many guys from your area that are, like, legit, and I know there's even a more too.
00:23:40
So I think it's, Ah, pretty crazy area, for sure.
00:23:44
But with city of poems, because again, I thought of your did not call it Gonzaga College High School.
00:23:49
I called it Chris likes high school.
00:23:51
Um, it was maybe one of your goals for that tournament since you guys didn't get a lot of good teams, didn't coaching, you say, like, Hey, let's start putting this program.
00:23:58
You know, back in the map, let a lot of people know what Gonzaga College High School is.
00:24:03
Yeah, that was the goal going into this season when he said it was such a big like schedule.
00:24:07
We had so many teams are nationally scheduled, like Qala Mir rancher.
00:24:11
Like I said before, so yeah, we got off to a hot start.
00:24:14
Would be Ah, hot start would be their day by, like twelve, I'd say.
00:24:17
Then we played I m g in a really close game.
00:24:19
You can watch the film on that.
00:24:21
It was I honestly think we should have one fans that I thought we should have won.
00:24:24
That was pretty, like, closely contested.
00:24:26
But the refs kind of got in the way.
00:24:27
Then after that, we played Sheriff Cooper in my kitchen and we beat them by, like, eight nine.
00:24:32
So, yeah, I think we did a good job of it.
00:24:35
I mean, I don't know if we got, like, this time we deserve, but we got we got a pretty good amount out of it.
00:24:41
E mean, I think the p a announcer was hoping You guys up Ah, lot.
00:24:45
I think he said that.
00:24:46
You know, Dad's like a legendary coach like all this stuff.
00:24:49
And I'm like, What is this guy knows information, but yeah, I I think he definitely helped you guys up.
00:24:55
Baton and I didn't want my kitchen game wasn't across and stuff with the refs to like, I think a weird It was kind of a weird game, but it went our favor So we gotta appreciate, I guess.
00:25:08
Yeah.
00:25:09
Yeah, that that I mean, that was kind of crazy.
00:25:11
Do you think? Do you have any guys? I mean, those i m g players are They were huge, like it's it was weird.
00:25:16
Like team, I think like Eric daily.
00:25:19
Like he's pretty big Juris Walker.
00:25:21
They're, like, huge Your biggest Well, though, right? I was in the stalls. I am.
00:25:27
That's when I was probably, like six, four, six, five.
00:25:29
That tournament now about six seven.
00:25:31
So, yeah, I mean, I got some minutes that game I didn't play a whole lot.
00:25:36
But now I probably this year, if we play them again, I'd get a lot of minutes.
00:25:39
So probably started.
00:25:41
Yeah, I'm kind of like I wish I knew, like, more because I didn't even have instagram.
00:25:46
I got instagram, I think the day after the like the final game, the championship game.
00:25:52
So I wasn't, you know, searching up like players all day long, so I had no clue.
00:25:57
I didn't even know anyone on your team waas at the time.
00:26:02
But so you went from six, four, two, six, seven like this this year.
00:26:06
Really? Yeah, like mid season, I'd say I was like, six, four, six, four and a half.
00:26:10
Then quarantine hit.
00:26:11
I was probably, like six five going to quarantine.
00:26:14
Now I'm about six, six, six seven Say I'm, like, six six and a half six seven without shoes.
00:26:20
And was that your growth spur or did you have one before a swell.
00:26:24
The huge girls like started, um, started eighth grade.
00:26:27
I'd say I was five six.
00:26:28
I was sort of my mom.
00:26:29
Then end of it.
00:26:30
I was about talking my dad six foot.
00:26:32
Then going into freshman year, I grew a couple inches on.
00:26:35
Uh, yeah, but the biggest one, I'd say it was that eighth grade going into ninth grade.
00:26:40
Yeah, on, uh, do you even know why you've had all these growth spurts? Because I think I've only had one.
00:26:46
I think maybe I've had more, but for you, But then you went from six, four, six, seven, You know, during the quarantine.
00:26:53
Then you said you also had one, you know, from a third going to ninth grade.
00:26:56
So why do you think you kind of had so many growth spurts? Honestly, I just think I had like, the genetic lottery? No, one of my family's really That's all, Dad.
00:27:03
Six foot My half brother.
00:27:04
Six three.
00:27:05
But that's because it was mom saw than other than that.
00:27:08
No one in my family is really above like six.
00:27:10
One, six, two.
00:27:12
Yeah, you know, do you get a lot of like, I guess not.
00:27:17
Cop people was standing your family Every time you see them, they're always like, Oh, wow, you look so tall or their grammar is like, however, when you were smaller than me or do all these comments all the time you get, like everything E Yeah, like like every day you get those comments Or was that a little bit of exaggeration? I get a lot like I mean, I'm six seven pretty tall, Did.
00:27:39
So every time I go out, I feel like you're talking.
00:27:41
I've had, like, a lady stopped her car and say, Oh, like how college it was like this old lady is just what? Over to the sidewalk.
00:27:50
I was gonna my girlfriend.
00:27:51
She put it to the side, which was like, Oh, my gosh, How tall are you, like seventy something? That was really funny.
00:27:58
Yeah, that was seemingly working the grocery store.
00:28:00
People like, Man, do you play basketball that I'll ask you? Have you ever told them like, No, I may be playing like a different sport.
00:28:08
Yeah, Sometimes I'm like, No, I'm actually I'm golf playing so e always something like that.
00:28:14
I am.
00:28:15
What did they say? Like, Oh, did you ever play? That's well before, but not really sometimes like I would play like rec ball.
00:28:23
And they're like, Dang, what I'm saying.
00:28:25
Like, yeah, maybe I started getting into it or something. E.
00:28:30
I love your like impression.
00:28:31
It's like it's so on point.
00:28:34
I was not your impression of like, I'm sorry.
00:28:37
I've had some funny interviews taw today.
00:28:40
So, man, I was That was pretty funny.
00:28:42
While, um, I remember.
00:28:47
Sorry, I'm surprised.
00:28:48
Earlier you said you were pretty grants or Christian.
00:28:51
Was that in California, or is that in a tournament somewhere? Nike Pollution in California is that modern day.
00:28:59
Okay, what's the What's the Nike Pollute? And that was this season are last season that was this season.
00:29:04
Yeah.
00:29:05
What? What What is the Nike Pelusa? Um, honestly, like all the Nike teams, Like all the top rated Nike teams from around the country like the elite Nike teams, I forget who moderate it played.
00:29:14
I think it was a team from Jersey.
00:29:17
It was it was against another top rated player, but there was like a bunch of, like, really good teams there.
00:29:21
Bishop Gorman was there, I think Sierra Canyon, either one this year.
00:29:25
I'm not sure that's the It's also the tournament where I think Chino Hills actually played modern day a couple of years ago when the mellows on that team.
00:29:34
Okay, but I was just like you do a lot, I guess.
00:29:36
Cool stuff for the teams.
00:29:38
And what what sorts of stuff is Nike Dio? And then I could lose up? Uh, yeah, they do like there's like this, like lounges for the players they give us like some food they give us just like Big Jim to practice, and it's pretty cool.
00:29:50
They let us play.
00:29:51
Play like PS four or something like that didn't happen.
00:29:54
Do they give you guys a Is that like exclusive Nike Pelusa? I guess shoes or stuff, you know, probably sell for tongue in stock or something like that because they're not give anything special to the to the teams, that is, like super rare.
00:30:06
Uh, yeah, I think they have a couple of shirts, but that was really nothing.
00:30:09
Nothing too big, man.
00:30:11
That's kind of I'm kind of surprised you all the stuff that you ibl.
00:30:13
Then you have your own high school basketball turning for your top top teams and you get enough, and that's a little bit of I feel, a bit of a shocker, but that's how they make.
00:30:22
They made a lounge for the players, but then what? Like when did you guys even go there like aren't either playing or practicing or sleeping? Yeah, after practice, like they had a scope.
00:30:29
This, like Big Lounge.
00:30:30
It was pretty cool.
00:30:31
It's really nice over there.
00:30:33
Like I honestly, I just like the experience, like going to California.
00:30:36
I've never really been West Coast besides, maybe going on organ when I was really little or a couple of years ago.
00:30:43
And but yeah, like just going to California, a bunch of East Coast kids like it was pretty cool.
00:30:48
But it just like so because our game was so like we had some jet lag like game.
00:30:53
There was nine But that's midnight for all the on the East Coast.
00:30:56
And we were playing against, like, a host team.
00:30:57
So it's like that played a factor into, like, we were pretty sluggish, but we held them like we're going back and forth all game.
00:31:04
I think the final score was, like, lost by eight.
00:31:06
But that was because, like, free throws at the end of the game.
00:31:08
In reality, it was like a three point game.
00:31:10
Yeah.
00:31:11
You didn't play a game when you fly in the right.
00:31:14
Uh, excuse me.
00:31:15
You didn't play a game like the day you flew in? No, We played the day after we flew in, like, at night, going in.
00:31:22
And then we practice, like, earlier in the day.
00:31:25
And then we played at NA and the night, okay? And oh, man.
00:31:31
Well, even whatever, I guess.
00:31:33
How are you? How come I'm thinking about how come the jet lag was like that? I can't even give you, like, the timing a little bit more of, I guess, compared from Eastern Taw all Pacific time.
00:31:43
Yeah, way we're on Eastern time, like all week.
00:31:46
Then we finally come from school and then just automatically hit Pacific time.
00:31:49
Like I think everyone like the day we got like, throughout the day We were there like everyone was sleeping like it was crazy, like we were sleeping til, like, three PM Then we had practice.
00:31:59
And then we like having We had early e think we like now.
00:32:02
We got there in the morning.
00:32:04
Actually, we got there for a day.
00:32:05
We, like, saw some stuff.
00:32:06
We went down toe, actually, the Staples Center.
00:32:09
Then we got through that morning.
00:32:10
We practiced that day.
00:32:11
Then after everyone was like, We want to go to the hotel like we just want to sleep.
00:32:14
Everyone just slept like no one.
00:32:16
I don't think anyone stayed up past, like eight.
00:32:18
Like it was wild.
00:32:20
I mean that.
00:32:21
But then you guys were well rested then, like, yeah, it was now way felt so sluggish.
00:32:27
Like people were sleeping throughout that day until we had practice.
00:32:30
It was just Yeah, it was.
00:32:33
So why don't you give you I guess a lot more respect when n b a teams on the road and all that stuff because, I mean, you said, you know, we stuff that we fell asleep eight We were all super tired.
00:32:43
I mean, but now it's kind of crazy thinking about how you know there's NBA teams and they play those games.
00:32:48
You know, the kind of able the well, I guess, I guess Technically, the one concern may be for the playoffs when the finals bother them.
00:32:54
That, like the team that kinda have that that period, I guess.
00:32:58
Toe deal with it somehow.
00:33:01
Yeah, it's like, Yeah, I can't imagine like going back and forth in East Coast West Coast, especially like the Finals.
00:33:06
Like if you have, like, the Celtics play against the Lakers and the Heat playing, it's the Lakers.
00:33:09
Like that's crazy.
00:33:10
I mean, I don't even think about that.
00:33:13
Yeah, And you said we were There is how stable sound and did a lot of stuff.
00:33:17
Um, but I guess the only touristy things you guys did or was there anything else, too? That was cool.
00:33:22
Yeah, we just saw, like, we went down to the Cub Memorial outside the Staples Center, which is really cool, and yeah, that was really going to What was the thing we did? Got some food.
00:33:31
What's the in and out, which is pretty good.
00:33:34
Okay.
00:33:35
Is that good? Yeah, it's It's really good.
00:33:37
And I was really good to make your burgers so fast.
00:33:39
And like Like, it was really good.
00:33:42
I like the fries air. Okay.
00:33:44
Like, they just need a little more salt on them.
00:33:45
But the burgers were really good.
00:33:47
Okay, so Well, I guess like, would you say it's the best, like, burger of every time? Um, it's up there, but I think my favorite burger, like my favorite burger place probably shake shack or five yards.
00:34:00
Oh, five guys know it was weird because I got it.
00:34:03
I think so.
00:34:04
The first time I went to my first, like, uh, like, in person event.
00:34:08
So I get five guys and then, uh, the burger like it was fine.
00:34:12
And actually, no, Sorry.
00:34:13
We had our WiFi down in my house on my life for years.
00:34:16
So I go to my dad's office.
00:34:17
The five guys also got five guys for dinner on the burger was all right on the fries.
00:34:21
They weren't even salted.
00:34:22
And then all of a sudden, I guess you're the fries were so good, you know, nice and salty.
00:34:27
The burger was really good Yeah, five guys.
00:34:29
Uh, that's pretty good.
00:34:31
This looks it.
00:34:32
Yeah, I think everyone like, if you ask anyone from the d M v.
00:34:35
They say five guys for Shake Shack's best place.
00:34:38
Are they just a ton of five guys there or is that kind of like a a big, not like staple? I mean, they're everywhere, though, right? I think everywhere.
00:34:47
But like in the D.
00:34:48
M V, they're pretty big, like that one, Like almost every shopping center or something like that.
00:34:53
Yeah, I'm not my tummy's growling right now.
00:34:55
I'm not even exaggerating, but I want Have you had the Popeye's chicken sandwich before? Yes, man.
00:35:01
Like the week that it came out. Always.
00:35:03
Like, so pressed to get one. It's so good.
00:35:05
Like like mayonnaise.
00:35:07
But it looked like mayonnaise makes the sandwiches e I don't like man.
00:35:11
You know, I don't want enough e my birthday.
00:35:15
Oh, really? I wanted for my but that was That was my second time having I think, but that is s o.
00:35:21
I was gonna get it when I hit one care instagram.
00:35:23
I was gonna go get Popeye's, but I'm like, Whoa! Have you ever had may on the sandwich. I know.
00:35:29
Like, Oh, yeah, I have to be on it.
00:35:31
Yeah, has to be on.
00:35:32
It tastes so good.
00:35:34
Well, do you know people have gone there like without it on it? Yeah.
00:35:37
The first time I got I got it without the mayo.
00:35:39
And then, like the next time my mom got information something.
00:35:41
And I was like, Oh, there's May on it And she's like, Just don't worry about it is good.
00:35:44
And it was So you made the sandwich so much better.
00:35:46
Yeah, I feel like it can't be managed like it doesn't taste like it weighs.
00:35:52
Yeah, I feel like it's not, I figured to take a different things like Like like it's gonna be like something plus man, isn't it? Like it's not just straight up, man, because I never good Well, I think man is it's in a loss.
00:36:06
I think it's like it might be a chick fil a soft.
00:36:08
Honestly, I think it might e think it is.
00:36:10
It's in a lot.
00:36:12
It's because, like the texture, it's Z yeah, to get the ****y or the original get the original your that You think I would also know that I'll get a ****y but I get the original to the ****y was too ****y, I think.
00:36:25
Yeah, The ****y food Popeyes.
00:36:28
I don't like it that much, But all the models, that's really Yeah.
00:36:32
I mean, that that is this the best on, uh, did you maybe.
00:36:36
What other places? Besides, uh, besides City of Palms? Did you guys travel anywhere else on last season s? So I went to a Florida into California for the Nike Pillows.
00:36:45
Oh, we went to Massachusetts on, but at the end of the season, we take a trip up to, like, this place called ***berland Maryland, which is really cool.
00:36:53
And I'm trying to think Do we go anywhere else nationally? I don't I think the one with the four places nationally, But yeah, you said only four places.
00:37:01
Not like I mean, is it usually more? It was not without a little bit of like, Easy is traveling season for you guys.
00:37:07
I think that's pretty like average.
00:37:08
Maybe sometimes it would go like one extra.
00:37:10
But other than that, like E, remember a few seasons ago like we did something like that and then at the beginning of season, we maybe take a trip like Chicago or something like, um, to sort of Chicago was out for a game or just for team bonding? Yeah, for a game like will play against public school up there like like a really good one.
00:37:28
Like or D j story when the school one of those types, schools like, Yeah, some onda, um, we didn't want to come with the Maryland was that was for just, you know, fun trip.
00:37:38
Or was there also the game there as well? Way have a tournament up there called Alhambra.
00:37:42
It's pretty.
00:37:43
It's like a Catholic tournament with some of the teams like around the area.
00:37:46
But I was like the day like the day we're supposed to start games was or the day we got up there was the day that Corona hit like really big like, really the day of everything.
00:37:55
I shut down NHL MBA, all those sports sports, and we had to go right back down toe D. C. Again.
00:38:00
And that's what that was the last day, like before quarantine.
00:38:03
And that kind of like, how were you guys? I mean, matter, we kind of whatever And did you get to do and maybe anything fun there or would you really drive up and then drive back and didn't even get to stay tonight? Or I think we stayed the night and in the morning that we had we had to go back.
00:38:18
But yeah, all we did was practice.
00:38:19
And then after that way, had to go back home.
00:38:23
Man, where you guys really, uh, I'm sure.
00:38:25
Or at least were the seniors like it's extremely upset about that outcome.
00:38:29
How, you know, this kind of, you know, have last game even though, you know, some are going to college and a lot of stuff, but without of them upset and where you really sad as well, we weren't They weren't like that upset.
00:38:39
They were disappointed, but it was like it is what it is.
00:38:41
We already finished their actual season like we just had, like, d c states.
00:38:44
We just won that.
00:38:45
So I think, honestly, like they're probably, like, happier that they're like, we're not with a win.
00:38:49
When I was a pretty big win and then you all the younger guys like, yeah, as long as they're happy, we're happy.
00:38:53
So we just went back down s.
00:38:56
That's kind of like a bonus tournament.
00:38:58
Like it's not like so after your seat, I guess we'll just is not a part of your real season.
00:39:03
Technically, no.
00:39:04
Like you have to get invited to it.
00:39:05
But we get invited to a basically every, like the top four teams in our conference get invited to it every year.
00:39:11
Yeah, the top four teams.
00:39:13
So what would that be? Would that be you, Paul? The sixth of the mouth and Saint John John's? It's usually like those four every year.
00:39:24
Yeah, I don't know.
00:39:25
I don't I feel like someone told me.
00:39:26
Know someone might have told me about that, But I'm not one hundred percent sure.
00:39:31
Eyes that, like, What is it like a city tournament to? Yeah, there's a D C. States tournament.
00:39:36
So, like we play against, like, ST John's in it because their from D. C.
00:39:40
And then we play against like, there's some D c.
00:39:41
Public schools as well.
00:39:43
Yeah, what? Scott, who told me about that.
00:39:46
But that's what I was kind of, uh, that's kind of learning about.
00:39:49
And, uh, again, you know, I'm aware you're a super super tough conference I mean, that's what makes it so difficult.
00:39:55
Just the competition, like year and you're out.
00:39:58
Um W J c all the kids, like all the kids in the area, I really want to go to schools and W J.
00:40:03
C.
00:40:04
So especially the math of like they Sometimes they have, like a summer league team of like, twenty something.
00:40:08
Kids like everyone, like in the area like everyone knows that the W.
00:40:12
C A.
00:40:13
C is a really tough conference.
00:40:14
Everyone wants to be in it.
00:40:15
So yeah, it's just like the massive amount of talent that goes into it every year.
00:40:19
Like the leaves.
00:40:20
Pretty tough, like you never really know who's gonna be you so like sometimes, like some of the worst teams will be some of the best teams.
00:40:25
And just like crazy.
00:40:27
It's like there's really, like, no, like, weak links in the conference, like there's some some teams like don't win them into games.
00:40:33
But like they could always like, snag a game from like the top team.
00:40:36
So and I'm assuming, um that, uh, that are all the guys on your AU team do They all kind of live in a different area or I'll be all Gonzaga.
00:40:47
Some of them like, yeah, we've got a lot of kids like that are in that league.
00:40:52
But then we also got, like, a lot of public school kids.
00:40:54
And then we actually have a kid from up in like Charlottesville, Virginia, like right by the University of Virginia.
00:41:00
His name is Justin Taylor.
00:41:01
Pretty good recruit.
00:41:02
Six eight women. He's a dog.
00:41:04
And then, uh, Other than that, I don't really think we've got anyone from, like that far out of the area we have this new kid named aside Schattman, who's also really good.
00:41:13
I forget where he's from them, but he's going to a school like now he's going to a school, like in the area.
00:41:19
So I guess I want to know.
00:41:20
It turns out just D.
00:41:21
M v basketball culture.
00:41:23
Um, what do you say that a you? Because I know a you there is also I mean, really good, too, Like it's Ah, it's you guys, your team.
00:41:29
It's team thrill, right? That's called there from Baltimore.
00:41:33
Oh, yeah, take a Baltimore's in the d m V, though, right? I mean, they literally like it's like, weird, Like if you ask you from like the D M v.
00:41:41
A.
00:41:42
Like they don't consider Baltimore part of the Emmy eso? I guess not.
00:41:45
Not team throw. Then.
00:41:46
Yeah, your take over.
00:41:48
What team take those team.
00:41:49
Take over, then, is what's called Prospect.
00:41:52
You.
00:41:53
That's called Team Durant.
00:41:54
Prospect is a new team, but yeah, they're going to.
00:41:57
But I feel like, you know, I'm probably missing out of team, but I guess you know you guys are very solid.
00:42:02
I know everyone's.
00:42:03
I think every kind of teams always like mixed up with all the kids of much of the schools.
00:42:07
You know, maybe it kind of builds, not D M v culture.
00:42:09
Maybe it's a story, I guess.
00:42:10
Family atmosphere, where everyone is kinda off friends off the court and then on the court, you know, everyone's kinda killing it.
00:42:16
Then you know, off the court again.
00:42:17
You guys are still friends.
00:42:19
Yeah, it's a it's a big thing, like down here, like everyone.
00:42:22
Yeah, like you.
00:42:23
You put it perfectly like everyone's like, really friendly off the court, like everyone basically knows.
00:42:28
Everyone, um, like if you play basketball like it's a really easy way to build friend when d m.
00:42:32
V like there's so many kids that I know just do basketball.
00:42:36
And yeah, everyone kind of makes friends that way.
00:42:40
And I never realized like the public schools are good as well in terms off athletic.
00:42:44
So just why they, like every I guess team the D M v like stacked Like how? How is that possible? E don't know.
00:42:51
There's just, like a really good amount of time, man.
00:42:53
Like, got some pretty good public schools around here, especially up in Baltimore.
00:42:58
Polly like team from Boston, actually.
00:42:59
Just be I m g this year, okay? The schools called Poly.
00:43:03
Yeah, Polly like p A like Paul and then I p o l i Well, that sounds very familiar.
00:43:12
Well, I I always worked out up afterwards, but, um, I was what are some of the goals for you and your team next year or this year? Everyone's really hungry to win the championship.
00:43:23
Honestly, like, I think we're gonna really like solid team this year.
00:43:26
Everyone like the chemistry will be good.
00:43:28
There's a lot of kids in my class.
00:43:29
I think we have seven juniors on this team or are we supposed to be, um, having that amount.
00:43:34
And then, yeah, everyone just wants the team that, like, kind of glued together.
00:43:37
Bond, just focus.
00:43:39
Hard to get the championship.
00:43:40
We're gonna have a Yeah.
00:43:43
And now, losing a guy like Terrance Williams who's not committed to Michigan.
00:43:47
I mean, I know he was bawling out City of problems.
00:43:50
I mean, I never heard of him coming out turn, and I was like, Wow, this guy's like, crazy Good.
00:43:54
So again, you're losing a guy like Terrance Williams.
00:43:56
What do you expect your role to be, uh, for the season? And you think it's gonna change it all? Yeah, definitely.
00:44:02
Last year I was kind of like a backup.
00:44:04
I would like someone got in foul trouble in the starting lineup.
00:44:07
One of the guards, I would come in for a little bit, just trying to, like, make something happened.
00:44:11
Then just play my minutes, honestly.
00:44:13
But yeah, we lost, I think, sixteen years this year we had we had Terrence, who's going to Michigan.
00:44:20
We had Chuck, who's going to Butler.
00:44:21
We had Miles is going to Vanderbilt, and then we had a Georgetown Georgetown baseball player who's in that lineup And then we had two guys that are going D two and D three.
00:44:31
So all those guys really talented really, like special parts of our program, So yeah, definitely.
00:44:37
I think my role is toe step up this year.
00:44:39
Be one of the three main scoring options.
00:44:41
And just do what I can dio shoot, makes there's shots playing good defense, be a leader.
00:44:48
Yeah.
00:44:49
Um, would you say that you were You said, you know, you were just going to someone.
00:44:51
The starting lineup wasn't followed trouble, but would you maybe say, like, was your baby a certain player you will be shadowing? Yeah.
00:44:58
Uh, I'd say I was shadowing like junior mints, who's also like in my class.
00:45:02
He's like a two three guard.
00:45:04
And then Carlos Hub was like the senior that I would shadows well, like whenever he got into foul trouble out going for a little bit.
00:45:11
And I mean, you know, when you're shadowing a senior like, uh, Carlos Hub, I mean, just you gotta have a leadership role on you, And is there anything that he's kind of tall? You or something's off from his game? Or so, like, he acts the person that you want to take away from him.
00:45:24
Yeah, He's a really good shooter.
00:45:25
Like I inspire myself, like, be a really good shooter.
00:45:29
He tried the best student, our team.
00:45:30
He made a lot of really tough shots, was really consistent.
00:45:33
Three point shooter, Um and yeah, his brother is actually the starting guarded Notre Dame right now Prentice up.
00:45:40
So, yeah, I took like he was a really high energy guy, like he would always talk like, get us really hyped on and off.
00:45:46
The court was really cool.
00:45:47
Guys tell you it was pretty.
00:45:48
It was an honor to shadow him on.
00:45:51
And, uh, I don't think I mentioned this in the first interview, but I do know you start the math.
00:45:56
I'm pretty sure the coach, like a lot of those guys are in the NBA.
00:45:59
I think they all started playing JV basketball, which I would still say, like, that's not really common if you're an elite prospect when you're not gonna play JV basketball.
00:46:07
But you did play JV basketball.
00:46:09
So how were you able to go from playing JV basketball to now being a three star prospect in the class of twenty twenty two.
00:46:15
Honestly, like, I feel like the fact that I played JV basketball really says a lot about the WCC itself.
00:46:21
Like I'm in such a tough conference.
00:46:23
Such a tough team, like the team, actually like my freshman year Gonzaga actually in the league championship.
00:46:28
So I guess that says something about it.
00:46:30
But I feel like if I went to any other school, like in the air, like a public school, I would have been one of the best person varsity.
00:46:35
So I just think that says a lot about the WCC and, yeah, it was really fun.
00:46:39
I really took a year off just so, like, get my game ready. Focus.
00:46:43
I was leading scorer on team and even like in the wcsc, like some of the jobs into expert itself, like the math of JP team felt like it was like a full on bus leaves him there really good.
00:46:52
So, yeah, I'd really appreciate it.
00:46:55
Like getting to take a year off.
00:46:57
I'd say from like, not like like high level competition, like getting to, like, really have a year like myself, focus on my skills against, like, some lower level competition, but honestly, just like, yeah, get better as a player workout, for sure.
00:47:10
And you know, you said the math is kind of like a varsity team.
00:47:13
Even with their JV team.
00:47:15
Did they treat, like, do all the school street there? JB Game.
00:47:18
Super.
00:47:19
Seriously, Um, is there usually a lot of packed crowds and is there Is there even a JV championship for you guys up there? I I wish we had a JB term I thought would be really fun.
00:47:26
But no way.
00:47:27
Have, like, we kind of end the season when the varsity would start up, would start playoffs.
00:47:31
Um, but yeah, like after, Like since since it goes like freshman on the JV game.
00:47:36
So, like, we get, like, a crowd for, like before, Like the varsity games.
00:47:40
Especially like the big box games.
00:47:42
So, like, I was playing like a packed house, we played one of the teams in our league called McNamara.
00:47:46
And yeah, we had, like, a full on crowd, like both sides, like screaming at each other, so that was pretty cool.
00:47:52
Um, I'm sure for you, like it probably wasn't your first experience playing in front of a packed crowd.
00:47:56
We're gonna be any guys on that team where they were like, Whoa.
00:47:59
Like, why all these people here? Like, maybe those guys that you know, might even make it to the varsity level it all, But they don't surprise.
00:48:05
I think I was the I was the only kid to make it that varsity the next year from that JV team.
00:48:12
And yeah, And then, um, but a kid.
00:48:15
There's a couple of kids from, like that.
00:48:17
That team that played JV again, they're gonna make the team, Uh, this year Oh, actually, no, There was one kid are are big man.
00:48:23
Actually was on JB that year in the next year.
00:48:26
Made walks in.
00:48:27
Well, they would be all, like, surprised.
00:48:29
Like, why would you want my game? I also JV team is just freshmen sop****res.
00:48:33
Or could you be senior on JV? No, it was It was just freshman sop****re.
00:48:38
Okay, so maybe any of those kids that we ended up not playing varsity basketball and there might be this kind of surprised like, why are all these people here at my my games? A little weird.
00:48:48
Yeah.
00:48:49
I felt some of that from them.
00:48:50
Like they're like, Oh, dang like it's packed house.
00:48:52
Like I didn't expect that time.
00:48:54
Yeah, well, why was there a packed house for your JV game? Um, especially the math game is a really big deal in our area, like their, um, their gym seats, so many people, so like, and it's really big, like it always sells out.
00:49:07
So, yeah, before our game, everyone's trying to get in.
00:49:10
Everyone kind of catches like halftime or the end of the J B game.
00:49:13
So I'd say that's probably like three thousand people at a at the end of a J.
00:49:18
B again, and I mean that Excuse me, folks.
00:49:21
I mean, I know it's not gonna for the season.
00:49:24
I doubt it will be with, uh, too many fans.
00:49:26
But I just love, you know, Michael's Robert games there because I'm the I always feel like even though no one's giving like no one cares about me.
00:49:32
I feel like all attentions.
00:49:34
Like all me being the announcer like, I feel like I'm kind of like the spotlights on me.
00:49:37
So when there's a pack game, you know I'm playing the music.
00:49:40
I'm like saying all this stuff in a big microphone just Like I said, I always felt like electricity.
00:49:44
Do you kind of feel the same way? You know, when you walk out, you know, music comments just packed with your students and parents and ourselves.
00:49:52
I mean, how does that energy field? Yeah, I get exactly what you're saying.
00:49:55
It just It feels awesome.
00:49:56
Honestly, Like I I love that about being on varsity.
00:49:59
It sucks that, like, I can't do that this year.
00:50:01
Like, I was really excited for my junior.
00:50:03
Especially now that I'm gonna be, like, in a starting role like that have been really fun.
00:50:06
But it is what it is, but yeah, I love how high on a crowd and stuff and what you maybe consider your journey harder than others.
00:50:14
Just since you know you've gone from junior or sorry, you've gone from JV to being a three star prospect when you consider your journey a lot harder than most other guys.
00:50:22
Yeah, a little bit like there's a different route.
00:50:25
Honestly, like, I want to say it wasn't that much of a JV experience.
00:50:29
It's kind of like the experience of being a coach's son like you get a lot of flak for that from kids that aren't even like is good as you were, just like kids.
00:50:35
That kind of you get like a lot of Doubters from that.
00:50:37
So it's cool to like proofs and kids are wrong.
00:50:40
I'm just ready for, like, this season, the really embrace my role and, yeah, just prove them.
00:50:44
I should be a three four star prospect and sticking it.
00:50:48
You know those coaches sons being I mean, there's so many others are, I guess, you know, there's not that many, but at the same time, there's a ton of kids where you know, my dad even even like directly, you know, everyone's kind of Yeah, well, his dad's the coaches.
00:50:59
Why he's like this.
00:51:01
Um, do you? Maybe you and your dad, because I I didn't know this until I watched um, another interview with you.
00:51:07
So do you guys maybe try to keep it a little bit low key or has that kind of ah, how that kind of work? I mean, honestly, like, I can't really escape.
00:51:14
But like everyone knows me, like as like, being Coach Turner, son, like my parents will be like, Oh, like a little too like that's your dad's like, like a legend or something like that.
00:51:23
So everyone kind of knows that.
00:51:25
It's kind of hard to like, Keep it low key like he's one of the best coaches in the area.
00:51:28
Like if you want national Gatorade coach of the twenty sixteen like kind of hard to keep a little profile of that.
00:51:36
That's kind of funny, because I had no clue like that.
00:51:39
Your dad, even like you probably saw you two guys on paper.
00:51:42
Two names would have been, like, probably not related.
00:51:45
Like, I don't know, I didn't things like that, but yes.
00:51:48
So how how are you kind of ableto do with all that stuff and just try to build your legacy? Um, yeah.
00:51:55
I mean, I think I've done a pretty good job, like, just kinda gotta, like, brush it off.
00:51:59
You know, you get some like Daddy's Ball comments like when you're on the court.
00:52:03
Other than that, though, it's whatever you just gotta play through it.
00:52:06
It's kind of cool, like shots, um, kids up.
00:52:10
Is that what happens when you're playing it like so all the kids, I guess some other school like they kind of do the research and just kind of stuff that you you know, when you're playing an away game.
00:52:18
Yeah, like I feel like I was especially would have gotten this year because we're gonna be a starter on varsity.
00:52:23
But like, when I would play JV like I got a I got a lot of those comments.
00:52:26
Like, why don't you on varsity? Your dad's the coach of of, uh, So you have stuff like that until I guess is your s maybe advice.
00:52:34
Any other coach sons out there just, you know, just keep keep playing this Don't worry about it.
00:52:38
Yeah, just brush it off.
00:52:39
Like if they really want to take the time Another day, they call you the coaches on.
00:52:42
You're obviously doing something, right.
00:52:44
So, yeah, just keep playing and keep your head forward and just prove them all.
00:52:49
And is there may be something that you want to do this toe solidify like, Hey, you know, I'm not a coach Turner's son or whatever they call your coach t or, you know, the goat coach something.
00:52:59
Whatever, Whatever.
00:53:00
Whatever they call your your coach.
00:53:01
Do you wanna like what do you want to do? This to make sure that people know like I'm not the coach's son.
00:53:07
I'm I'm Jerry Turner.
00:53:09
Yeah. I just got to stand out this year, I guess.
00:53:11
Just show them what I can dio show my three point ability, my defensive ability to just play as good as I can.
00:53:17
Just kind of got to separate myself.
00:53:18
I'm a little bit.
00:53:21
Yeah, that's awesome.
00:53:22
And which schools that have been reaching out to you the most? Eso I actually had a zoom called with Western Michigan yesterday.
00:53:28
Recent schools have been talking to me.
00:53:30
Coach Larranaga texted me from Miami.
00:53:33
Wake Forest texted me a cup.
00:53:35
They call actually to the Paul.
00:53:38
They offered me a while back and they still keep in touch.
00:53:41
G w one of my first offers.
00:53:42
They keep in touch a lot.
00:53:44
And VCU picked up a little bit.
00:53:47
Richmond? Yeah, a lot of East Coast schools and, uh, Stanford actually have a couple weeks ago is well, so I'm waiting for them.
00:53:53
Talk to me again, but yeah, good amount of like mid may.
00:53:56
Just the high major schools have been talking to me.
00:53:59
Yeah, we definitely need you to take that.
00:54:01
Uh, that official or unofficial visits in Miami for sure.
00:54:04
Even though even though my plan to go in there, I mean, still, you know, that's my That's my team.
00:54:08
Do you think I don't If you could say this, but they're gonna be Chris likes.
00:54:11
And just how do you think? I guess Coach Jim, how do you How do you think you find out about Gonzaga? Because obviously to find about it out about it, to recruit Chris like so how does he kinda know? Like, Hey, this school has a lot of good kids.
00:54:22
I should always look in tow, going to their games or look at their prospects.
00:54:26
I mean, yeah, he's been he's been coaching game for a really long time, I think.
00:54:30
Probably his research.
00:54:31
He saw a lot of our like players in A C c Um, a lot of those big time conferences, but Chris was like a really like good prospect on the EU circuit, especially the team take over.
00:54:40
So it was really easy for him to get his name out there And, yeah, just a really good talent.
00:54:46
Yeah, but you want to say like Chris Lights was the reason, like he didn't put guns around the map right like that. That was because of him.
00:54:52
We've got we've got We had a lot of, like, really good.
00:54:54
Seems like I'd say in two thousand eight was one of our best teams of all time.
00:54:58
They went thirty four and one we had They had a guy that went to Princeton Guy that was getting heavily recruited by, like, Georgetown.
00:55:05
Villanova actually end up going, um, Harvard.
00:55:09
And then we had Tyler Thorne, who went to Duke.
00:55:10
We had a Richmond guy.
00:55:12
We had a really good players on that team, but they're probably the best teams to come out of the D M V area.
00:55:17
Yeah, I think maybe a chance could because I know Jim.
00:55:19
Lana, coach at Georgia Mason.
00:55:22
That's in Virginia, I think.
00:55:23
Right, Yes, I'm closer.
00:55:26
It's a d c.
00:55:27
But who could always be something something to Yeah, it's, um, D m v ties.
00:55:32
Yeah, and I don't think you tell me this, but when Stanford reached out, only because this kid told me this one Stanford, did they ask you for your transcriptions? That kind of kind of that was one of the first things they did ask me for my transcript.
00:55:44
Yeah, because I know that's what that's what the other kids told me.
00:55:47
He said they had him, like, send this stuff first.
00:55:50
Um, I guess my school ask for your grades.
00:55:51
I'm sure your grades are great.
00:55:53
Uh, do you ever think, like, what if my grades weren't bad? It's like it's like a like, Are they gonna Is that gonna be acceptable with them, Like a couple of like bees gonna, like, turn them off.
00:56:02
So Well, I think I think that be I think if you have, like, straight B's, I think they'd be kind of, uh, impressed.
00:56:08
But I'm just saying, Like, just imagine, what have you had? Maybe, like, these season afs What? Just imagine how How different.
00:56:17
Like what? Like I just actually you feel if a school like, hey, you like how your grades? I mean, like, like, even even wasn't stand for, like, whatever you like. That would be crazy.
00:56:27
Yeah. Especially stand give you a Stanford.
00:56:29
That's your transcript like, Oh, I have season ds like that would suck.
00:56:32
Yeah.
00:56:34
Yeah.
00:56:35
And you know, I guess you You talk about schools that reach out to, most recently, all those kind of same schools that have been, uh, showing you are a lot of heavy interest.
00:56:43
Yeah, those those been the main schools, Like showing me a lot of heavy interest.
00:56:46
Uh, some local school have been showing interest, like Mount ST Mary's.
00:56:49
But those were all the main schools.
00:56:50
Those schools that are listed have been showing me the most interest.
00:56:54
And you said you got off a zoom with Western Michigan, right? You know, Western Michigan Division.
00:56:59
A lot of good interest.
00:57:00
I really like talking to the coaching staff.
00:57:02
Yeah.
00:57:03
How is that? How is that how that soon got for you? It was really cool.
00:57:06
Surprising.
00:57:07
The campus is beautiful.
00:57:08
Honestly, Served me like, around all their facilities.
00:57:11
Their locker room is really cool.
00:57:12
They just remodeled it.
00:57:13
Their housing they're working on, like a new, uh, project for like like the southern like part of their school.
00:57:19
So, yeah, it's It's a really nice place up there.
00:57:21
I wanna go on official sometime.
00:57:24
Yeah, I could definitely one of the players I interviewed before he just come committed.
00:57:28
They're actually like about it.
00:57:30
He credit.
00:57:31
They're like, probably a few months ago, at least.
00:57:33
But yeah, I mean, he seems to really like the school.
00:57:36
And, you know, we could stop talking recruitment.
00:57:38
Let's talk about team takeover.
00:57:40
So how did you get involved with the team? Take over? Yeah, they're, like, really one of the premier teams.
00:57:46
And like our area.
00:57:47
When I was really little like I played for another team called Maryland's finest, so we were pretty good.
00:57:51
We won a couple of national championships on the EU circuit, but team take it has always been around like they have some many teams and, like the elementary and middle school age groups.
00:58:00
And then you finally get the high school like we're like, one of the only you RBL teams in the area.
00:58:04
So, yeah, like they're just a major program that got put out like a lot of pros and stuff.
00:58:09
So, yeah, and maybe other.
00:58:12
Any teammates either from Gonzaga or from team take over that you maybe wanna team up within the next level.
00:58:20
Um, honestly, if I ever got the opportunity to post like any of my AU team, and I would love that, but probably specifically like the kids that play play from my high school like Devon, think it's legitimate.
00:58:30
So I point guard and ah, premier like wing I would love to put a feminized are on in college.
00:58:36
Um, you know, even though you said I wanna play them in college, are there any guys where you don't wanna be friends of them? Like, But you don't wanna play against them in college instead? Because I know I mean, those air that might even be more fun than playing with somebody who is playing against them.
00:58:49
Although many guys like your friends with that you wanna play against? Not with Yeah.
00:58:53
I mean, I'd love to play like any of my friends, like, in code, any of my AU teammates.
00:58:57
Any of my high school teammates, Like we never got a matchup.
00:58:59
That would be really fun.
00:59:02
All right.
00:59:03
And then my final question for you is what are your goals? By the time you graduate high school, I really just wanna try to get a championship.
00:59:10
Gets the best grades possible.
00:59:12
Um, just Yeah, just leave a really good legacy. Gonzaga.
00:59:16
Yeah, It sounds awesome.
00:59:17
Before we on this show.
00:59:18
Is there anything you want to plug or anybody want Shout out, Just plug my instagram j dot Turner thirteen.
00:59:25
Alright, so anyways, guys, thank you so much for taking your time coming on.
00:59:29
I'll let me interview.
00:59:30
I really appreciate it.
00:59:31
Good luck in your lacrosse game.
00:59:33
Hopefully you guys got a another dub.
00:59:36
You know, make sure you guys give us a follow on instagram at j dot turner thirteen.
00:59:40
I hope so.
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00:59:47
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