Aspiring Professional Basketball Player: Ian H. Shoots and Scores

By Lauren H.

Many of you may know Ian H. He is a Seventh Grader who participates in one of the major things at RMS, Basketball! Many Seventh and Eighth Graders play. Ian thinks this is because basketball is the most popular sport in school. If you practice basketball, you gradually improve.

Ian is also famous at this school for being a brainiac, especially in math (he is in Advanced), and for being a twin to Lauren H.

He has been playing basketball basically his whole life. If he is not playing, he is watching it on television or talking about it, dreaming about it, thinking about it, etc. He is associated with the City of Torrance basketball, and his team is The Spurs. The Seventh Grade boys on his team are: Torrance C., Jake A., Christian L., Nick G., Andrew A., Austin J., Badr A., Cash A., and Josh B. His coach is Torrance’s dad, Steven C.

“I like him because he knows what he is doing and he has a good method of teaching,” said Ian.

What Ian likes most about basketball is the physical and mental effort it takes.

“You have to know what you’re doing before you do it,” said Ian.

You may have seen Ian around campus wearing a Lakers shirt with Kobe Bryant’s face plastered all over it. Yes, Ian is a fan of Kobe Bryant’s and of the Lakers. A BIG fan. He wants to become a pro, but he doesn’t necessarily want to play only with the Lakers.

“I’ll play for any team that accepts me,” said Ian.

He plans on accomplishing this goal by doing his best and working hard. Ian knows lots of people who have the same goal in mind.

As I have mentioned before, he has a twin.

”It has its ups and downs, being a twin,” said Ian.

Other interesting facts about himself are that he can spin a basketball on his finger for one or more minutes, his favorite number is thirty-nine because that is how many freethrows he has made in a row, so far. He also enjoys going up to random strangers and pretending to know what they’re talking about.  He admits that this can be a little annoying.

”I like to see their reaction,” said Ian while spinning a basketball on his finger.

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