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Athlete of the Issue Q&A: Senior Hank Roll

Senior Hank Roll passes to a teammate in a game against RM. RM would later be disqualified from playoff contention.

Senior Hank Roll passes to a teammate in a game against RM. RM would later be disqualified from playoff contention.

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Senior Hank Roll passes to a teammate in a game against RM. RM would later be disqualified from playoff contention.

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Studios

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Studios

Senior Hank Roll passes to a teammate in a game against RM. RM would later be disqualified from playoff contention.

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Senior Hank Roll has been on WJ varsity basketball for three years and has improved his game each year. Roll is a team leader this year as a senior, and has been playing at a high level consistently throughout the season. Boys’ basketball has an impressive 10-4 record this season, a great improvement from last year’s 4-16 record.

Q: How did you get into playing basketball?
A: “I got into playing basketball because my dad loved basketball and taught me the game.”

Q:What is your favorite part of being on WJ basketball?
A: “My favorite part is playing in front of my friends and family.”

Q: How many years have you been on varsity? And how have you improved during that time?
A: “I have been on varsity for three years, and I have grown to be more of a leader and show better sportsmanship.”

 Q: What is your role on the team this year as a senior?
 A: “My role on the team is to lead the team in scoring, rebounds and assists.”

Q: How is this season different than last season for you? (With a new coach, new players, etc)
A: “This season is different than last season because our coach focuses on our defense and intensity a lot more this year. We are more cohesive as a team and win more games.”

Q: What are your goals for the rest of the season?
A: “My goal for the rest of the season is to win every other game.”

Q: Do you plan to continue playing basketball in college? Why or why not?
A: “I’m not sure yet if I plan to play in college yet. I may go straight to the league.”

Q:What advice do you have for people wanting to try out for basketball?                                                 A: “Work on conditioning and getting stronger”

Q: What do you like to do outside of basketball?                                                                                                     A: “I like to read and hang with my friends”

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