VYPE: What are your goals for this season?
Jacob: My goals for the season are to grow and develop and to win state.
VYPE: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Jacob: My favorite athlete is Kevin Durant because he motivates me to grow, not just on the court and develop, but off the court with my mental state.
VYPE: Who is your favorite teacher from any grade and why?
Jacob: My favorite teacher is Mr. Bowerman because I have a relationship with him outside of school and he’s funny, relatable, and he’s there for me when I need him.
VYPE: Who do you look up to and why?
Jacob: I look up to Will Smith because he motivates me to keep going and have a successful future.
VYPE: What teammate has left the biggest impression on you and why?
Jacob: Aadhi Ayyappan because he helped me learn the system, develop and grow on the court while being a good friend and always supporting me.
VYPE: What is your favorite part about being on a team?
Jacob: The relationships and the memories.
VYPE: You can pick any place for a summer vacation, where do you go and who do you take with you?
Jacob: I would go to Cayman Island and I would take my family and my girlfriend.
VYPE: When and how did you first get into playing your sport?
Jacob: I first got into playing basketball in second grade from a friend I played a tournament with and I really liked it so I kept playing from there.
VYPE: Here is your chance to say hello, goodbye or thank you to anyone you wish.
Jacob: I want to say thank you to my mom, dad, my family, and teammates for being there and continuing to push me and driving me to a good path even when I felt like I couldn’t but they never gave up on me and so I thank them so much for that.