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Kore Hill

Name – Kore Hill

Where are you from? – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Raised in Naha, Japan.

How old are you? 17

When did you start playing the game? 12.

What made you interested in playing basketball? My father.

Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Yes.

How did you play and how did it make you feel? I played below average, but I realized I was improving everytime I dribbled a basketball.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? – I started taking it seriously my freshman year of High School, after a couple of people saw tremendous potential in me.

Does your family support you playing basketball? – Definately.

What influenced you to play basketball? – Mostly my father, an avid basketball player, and realizing i could make it my sport.

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? The pulse and speed of the game.

What is your motivation to play? – Players in my situation who overcame tremendous adversity and ultimately accomplished their goal like Jordan, Lebron, and Yuta Tabuse.

What are your habits before a game? – To Pray.

What is your favorite hobby? – Basketball of course, and Eating…lol..

Do play other sports competitively, which sports? – Soccer, Wrestling.

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? – Chinese or Japanese Food.

What is your favorite pre-game music? – Pharrell’s “You Can Do It Too”

Do you have any religious background and basketball? – am a proud Catholic.

How often do you workout? – Every Day, my body is important to the success I KNOW I have coming.

Do you have a partner or on your own? – Often alone, but sometimes with a partner.

Have you gotten seriously injured? – Yes, broken ankle during a team practice.

What are your strong points in basketball? – My tremendous athleticism, such as my running and jumping ability, my defense, and slashing to the rim.

Do you consider yourself healthy and why? – I consider myself too healthy without realizing it…I love to eat, and most of my favorite foods are healthy, such as rice, and broccoli.


Your favorite basketball gear brand? – Nike.
What size shoe do you wear? – 12, I bill myself as a 13, though.


Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? – Yes.

What is life outside of basketball for you? – Besides basketball, my school, and my friends….Pretty typical.

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball? – I didnt until I started dunking, And I’m still pretty much overlooked as a basketball player, but I know I have the ability to change it.

What are your plans after your basketball career is over? – To stay in Japan, and take care of my family.

Is basketball your life? – Yes, it’s all I think about.

Where has basketball taken you? – It has taken me many places within myself, But I havent gotten the chance to go anywhere besides other High Schools because I just recently started to play organized.

Have you traveled a lot through basketball? If so, where have you been and which are your favorite places? – Not really, I will someday.

Do you have children? No, I will in the future.

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain. Yes, I wish i would have started playing earlier in my life, but I know it isnt too late, I can tell because I am on the same skill level as many Varsity HS or JuCO players. Just have to get a chance to show it.

What is your basketball standing now? High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired? I am a High School Player hoping to comeback stronger than ever next season, following a one-season absence.

What are your personal goals as a player? To become the best player I can be, and inspire other people through my imminent success.

What are your basketball dreams? – Ultimately, the NBA, but realistically, to play JuCo Ball, and land a spot on a Japanese team, (Niigata Albirex)

Are you happy with your basketball game? – Somewhat, that will change next year though.

Have you received many accolades and honors through basketball? Not now, but I can assure you I will later.