Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Fast break with the Cards

ADAM SMITH, SENIOR

Q: What are your goals this season?
A: We are here to win a state championship. The seniors saw the team win the 2013 state championship and we want to get back to that and do the same.

Q: What does it mean to play “Mentor basketball”?
A: It means giving it all, playing tough, in your face on defense and running the court. 

Q: What is your most memorable moment as a Cardinal?
A: I was there for the 2013 state championship game. I watched it and saw that team come together at the right time. I practiced against those guys on JV so it was very memorable. 

Q: What Cardinal did you enjoy watching play or base your game after?
A: Brody Nelson or Michael Gallagher. I practiced with them and they helped my game a lot.

Q: What is something that people don’t know about you?
A: The coaches call me A-Red Smith and nobody really knows why. The nickname just stuck.

MICAH POTTER, JUNIOR

Q: What are your goals this season?
A: As a team we want to win the state, and individually, I just want to be the best there is. I was contacted by Duke on Monday, which is huge, but I have to keep working hard.

Q: What does it mean to play “Mentor basketball”?
A: Just playing hard, shooting well, going inside and playing hard.

Q: What is your most memorable moment as a Cardinal?
A: It is kind of hard to beat the state championship. The game against New Hope in Tennessee was my breakout game I had a double-double and since then it has been a different story so that was special.

Q: What Cardinal did you enjoy watching play or base your game after?
A: You have all the great guards who have been here, with great work ethics. My brother Caleb had a great work ethic, doing all the little things after practice nobody sees. So, I guess it would be my brother.

Q: What is something that people don’t know about you?
A: In middle school I was pretty good at the theater and the acting. I was really into the theater then.

 

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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