Player profile: Pierson VanGorp


Player Name: Pierson VanGorp

Grade: 10

Sport: Basketball

Position: Small Forward

3 Fun Facts: 

  • He hit a half court shot to win a championship
  • He played against Emoni Bates
  • He grew 7 inches in a year and a half

How long have you been playing for?

“About 10 years.”

What is your favorite part of the sport?

“The intensity, especially on defense.”

What/who was your inspiration for the sport?

“My dad, he first introduced me to the sport.”

What is your pre-game ritual? 

“Listen to music.”

Do you play any other sports?

“Yes, football.”

What are your goals to improve as a player?

“To become a better scorer and defender and to contribute to the varsity team next year.”