BMHS Pridetime Reporter
The upcoming McMahon basketball season has high expectations, which brings along a lot of preseason hype.
I recently sat down with varsity shooting guard Paul Andy Louis on what we could expect from him and the Brien McMahon team.
Paul started his Mcmahon basketball career as a sophomore. “ I started playing varsity basketball my sophomore year, the coach saw something in me after a JV home game, and he offered me a spot on the varsity roster". This year he wants the team to play their best.
“I have to work my hardest I have to set a good example for upcoming seniors, but I need to work on developing my leadership skills, and I plan on doing that by playing my hardest out there and showing a lot of effort.” was the response after being asked how much harder he’d have to work considering he’s now a leader.
With the New Coach could bring along many issues, but For Paul, these issues won't be evident. “I and the coach have gotten to know each other pretty well, we went out to eat and to the movies off the court, he seems to know what we’re capable of and he pushes us to do better, and to play for the guy next to you.” Paul stated.
On the court, the coach has brought along many new ideas and plays to the team. “The new coach brings opportunities to the team, he’s a good coach you know, and I think this new transition is good for the team because we’ll learn new things to win the hopefully bring in a State Championship,” said Paul.
Paul stated, “ The team’s goal for this year is to play for each other, play team basketball, become brothers, and to succeed on and off the court”. When asked why he believes this goal will be reached Paul responded “I don’t believe we have a choice this goal needs to be reached, we need this goal to happen and these attributes in order to win games” Paul responded.
Paul describes himself as a mid-range shooter, and a fast player as well. “My role on this team is to get us to communicate on defense and do what I do best which is taking it in the whole” Paul states.
“The best memory I have was when I scored 30 points against Trinity, this is my favorite memory because in that moment on the court nothing mattered to me, my mind was clear, and I saw what an effective player I can be when I have great teammates to handle and pass the ball”