Player Profile: Jonah Spates

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Name: Jonah Spates

Grade: 10

Sport: Boys JV Basketball

Three facts about Jonah

  • He is one of the two returning JV players
  • He played for one of the top AAU programs this past summer in UTS Elite
  • He loves ping pong

What’s the biggest difference between being a freshman on JV and a sophomore on JV?

“As a freshman playing on JV, it took me a while to find my niche. But when I did, I was just as successful as a sophomore on JV. This year, there are a lot more talented guards on our team, so I really had to reinvent my game to find success in different ways.”

What’s your favorite moment of the season so far?

“My favorite moment was probably when Dallas Hopson hit the game-winner against Traverse City Central. It was a great shot and awesome to get revenge on TCC after losing to them last year.”

What would you say is the strongest part of the team this year?

“I think the strongest part of our team this year is our chemistry. We just all like to play with each other, which makes it fun to play in games and fun to come to practice.”

What is one quote that motivates you?

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish to make it happen, and some people make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

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