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SDS Basketball Recruiting: Interview 2015 PG Jake Morris

Interview with Point Guard Class of 2015 Jake Morris 

Photo Credit:Georgia Amatuer Athletic Athletic Union Website. Jake Morris plays for the U16 Division,

I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with a point guard from the class of 2015, Jake Morris.  (Jake: Lambert High School and AAU:Atlanta Fastbreak – 2015) Jake is a 6 foot 1 inch, 165 pound point guard out of Suwanee, Georgia.  He is one of the bester point guards in the class of 2015. I created a list of 10 questions that I believe our audience would find interesting about the life of a young basketball recruit. These are the questions that I asked Jake, followed with his answers.

Interview with Point Guard Class of 2015 Jake Morris 
Jake: Duke, Davidson, Butler, Vanderbilt and Several smaller universities like SDSU.

Question:
What are the 5 universities that you have been in contact with the most?

Jake: Georgia State University (unofficial visit), Georgia Southern, North Florida, Alabama and Mississippi State.

Question: What do you look for you look for in a University?

Jake: Education, Coaching Staff and Philosophies, Fans, Facilities

Question: Does the fan base of the university make an impact on your recruitment?

Jake: Definitely! My game thrives when I have a strong fan base behind me. I have little kids that come up to me all the time who remember every play I made way back in middle school ball. That means the world to me. My high school, Lambert, has an incredible fan base for basketball called the Dead Red Nation. It makes the games fun and memorable. Fans are what make basketball the dominant sport it is. Fans are undeniably important to me in college recruiting.

Question: Based on national media and fan bases do you care about what conference you play in?

Jake: it is more about the program for me.

Question: What do you consider to be your best attribute?

Jake: Extremely high basketball IQ and court vision. Scoring ability – I average 25 points per game in AAU and 11 assists.

Question:What would you say your work ethic is like?

Jake: My life is all about working hard to achieve the next level. As a freshman in high school, I lettered in three varsity sports (basketball, cross country and track) and received the coveted triple crown award. I do a lot of speed and agility, speed drills, weights and basketball. I also have a lot of talented coaches who help me achieve my dream. I believe great athletes can pick only 2 of these three things; academics, social and athletics. My two are academics and athletics. Luckily, most of my friends are athletes! You can not go out and party every night and also make good greats and be an exceptional athlete. There’s going to be time for that after you make it. For me, it is all about a strong work ethic and doing what it takes to make it to the next level. Also, I believe in giving back to the sport. I spend time coaching kids in our community in my spare time.

Question: What would you consider to be your strength?

Jake: Drive and persistence. I do not accept weakness and I just keep working at every tiny aspect of my game. I can also get anyone open.

Question: What would you consider to be your weakness?

Jake: I still have to make improvements. I am going to continue to seek out where I can make improvements and surround myself with good coaches and players and learn as much as I can.

Question: During the off-season, what areas of your game do you work on most?

Jake: There is really no such thing as an off-season for me. I work hard year round on all aspects of my game.

Question: Name a college or NBA athlete that people compare you to.

Jake: Pangos – a lot of people say I play a lot like him. Pistol Pete – for ball handling plus I always have a ball in my hand.

Question: What college or NBA athlete do you idolize and how do their skill sets match yours?

Jake: Steve Nash-high basketball IQ – scoring (I average 25 points per game), court vision and I utilize my teammates strengths (average 11 assists per game)

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About DavidSDSU (1126 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio & TV stations. My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job, I am a Digital Assistant for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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