Player Profile: Jeremy James


Ali Czarnecki, Sports Reporter

Name: Jeremy James

Sport: Freshman basketball

Grade: Freshman

When did you start playing basketball? Who inspired you to?

“I started playing in a league in first grade, but I played years before that with my dad and brothers. My brothers and dad inspired me to play.”

What is your favorite part about basketball? Why?

“My favorite part is the feeling you get with your teammates after a big [scoring] run.”

What are your favorite drills in practice? Does it help your performance?

“My favorite drills in practice are shooting drills. It definitely helps me in games.”

What is your motivation to play basketball?

“My motivation for basketball is just my love for the game.”

What has been your favorite part of the season so far?

“My favorite part this year is playing and hanging out in Traverse City.”

Who is your favorite professional basketball player? Why?

“My favorite player is Kawhi Leonard. He’s great at defense and offense.”

What is your favorite quote about sports? Why?

“My favorite quote is, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” I like this quote because trying your best is always important.”