Sunday, May 19, 2024

Cardinals Full Court Press

Q&A with the Mentor Cardinals

Paul Sateika, senior

Q: What are your goals this season?
A: I want to play to my potential and for this team, just help any way I can to win a state championship.

Q: What does it mean to play "Mentor basketball"?
A: Playing hard, 100 percent every possession , and run your opponent off the floor.

Q: What is your most memorable moment as a Cardinal?
A: Seeing the 2013 team win a state championship. That is our main goal and that is very special.

Q: What Cardinal did you enjoy watching play or base your game after?
A: Justin Fritts was one of the best basketball players I have ever seen. I can't believe he didn't go to some crazy D-I school.

Q: What is something that people don't know about you?
A: All the guys pick on me for being from a different country (Lithuania) but in a fun way. It is all good.

Jack Korsok, sophomore

Q: What are your goals this season?
A: My individual goals are just to help the team and make everyone better. As a team, we just have to keep working and I think we can make it far.

Q: What does it mean to play "Mentor basketball"?
A: Mentor is all about toughness, run up and down the court, get easy buckets and blow teams off the court.

Q: What is your most memorable moment as a Cardinal?
A: The trip to Nashville was a great experience, we played great teams and great players and it made us better.

Q: What Cardinal did you enjoy watching play or base your game after?
A: Justin Fritts was a great player and always got other players great shots. A team player. He worked hard.

Q: What is something that people don't know about you?
A: I always try to be the best I can be, work the hardest. In the classroom, on the court, everywhere.
 

Steve Hare
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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