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Miranda Mock

Name – Miranda Mock

Where are you from? – Wichita Kansas

How old are you? 16

When did you start playing the game? – in the 2ND grade

What made you interested in playing basketball? – I’ve always had a thing for basketball and all sports my dad always says…”I swear child, when you were born you popped out with a basketball in your hands…”

Do you remember your first organized basketball game? – yeah I remember I was the tallest and everyone always threw the ball to me because I was the only one who really knew how to dribble.

How did you play and how did it make you feel? – It made me feel good I’m sure.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? – I’ve always taken basketball seriously.

Does your family support you playing basketball? – Very much so. They do A LOT for me to help me improve and they get me where I need to be.

What influenced you to play basketball? – My neighbor played basketball and she would be outside everyday and she would shoot and I would go outside and shoot with her and I just wanted to be as good as she was and she would help me and teach me new things about the game. Also Space Jam too.

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? – I love the game, everything about it.

What is your motivation to play? – I want to play for a big college like Tennessee get a scholarship somewhere and hopefully go to the WNBA.

What are your habits before a game? – I sing Bohemian Rhapsody by queen with my mom before every game and I listen to music that pumps me up and I talk with the girls and warm up.

What is your favorite hobby? – Anything that has to do with sports. Everything I do involves some sort of sport.

Do play other sports competitively, which sports? – I played softball but then I quit so I could focus on basketball since I play year round. And I also throw the javelin in track and field

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? – I try not to eat right before games so I’m light on my feet and I can move quick but the night before I’ll eat pasta or at a tournament between games I’ll eat fruit and crackers and stuff like that.

What is your favorite pre-game music? – Anything that gets me pumped. Usually rap and some rock.

How often do you workout? – Pretty much everyday, I always have to be moving..

Do you have a partner or on your own? – Well I have a trainer that’s with me if that counts.

Have you gotten seriously injured? – Yes, I tore my ACL and Meniscus at a tournament.

What are your strong points in basketball? – you can put me anywhere and I can get the job done, but I can play forward pretty well and guard too.

Do you consider yourself healthy and why? – Yeah I’m pretty healthy. The doctor said I was a healthy kid and I feel healthy.

Favorites

Your favorite basketball gear brand? – Adidas or Nike, it doesn’t really matter.

What size shoe do you wear? – 8 ½

Life

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? – Yeah, some play soccer and a couple play softball but the rest of my friends play basketball.

What is life outside of basketball for you? – Playing other sports and hanging out with family.

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball? – I guess you can say that. my brother gets mad sometimes because our parents are always taking me to practice or training or something like that.

What are your plans after your basketball career is over? – Maybe be a physical therapist, something to do with sports.

Is basketball your life? – Pretty much.

Where has basketball taken you? – ots of places, but hopefully it’ll take me everywhere.

Have you traveled a lot through basketball? If so, where have you been and which are your favorite places? – We’ve been all over Kansas, we’ve been to Oklahoma a couple of times and Missouri. And one year the team went to Texas for an AAU tournament but I tore my ACL right before the trip so I couldn’t go. But my favorite place has to be Stillwater Oklahoma during nationals because teams from all over come to play and you get to hang out with your team and other teams and plus you cant forget about Eskimo Joes.

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? After my surgery I should’ve waited the full 6 months instead of jumping right back in and playing instead of taking the time to build my muscle back up and getting stronger and improving myself. But I’m paying for it now, I’ll be working out twice as much as I have been and plus the basketball coach at my school wants me at the gym 2 times a day everyday during the week so he can help me work on my game a little.

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired? High school

What are your personal goals as a player? To be the best player I could possibly be.

What are your basketball dreams? To play for Pat summit then go and play in the WNBA

Are you happy with your basketball game? There’s always room for improvement

Have you received many accolades and honors through basketball? yeah