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NMPreps.com One-On-One Feature
Throughout the summer NMPreps.com Top 100 Players will sit down with our basketball analyst, Joshua Grine and let the members know a little more about them.
Josh Grine is NMPreps.com's Senior Basketball Analyst . Email him your questions, comments or story ideas to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter Here.
In the summer of 2011 we had the privilege to sit down with the eventual 2012 NMPreps.com Mr. Basketball award winner Cullen Neal (Eldorado High School/2013) as our first to go One-On-One with Grine. Next, we featured Dane Pannell (Hobbs High School/2013) who is another Division-1 prospect out of the extremely talented 2013 class.
This summer we introduced you to Farmington's Adonis Saltes in a feature showing the next wave of talent from the 2014 class. Our next prospect is a sharp-shooting, deep-range guard from Piedra Vista.Jacob Armijo (PVHS/2013)hit the scene in the 2011 State Tournament when the Panthers went to their programs first Final Four. Armijo who couldn't miss a shot behind the arch became an instant name to know after the tournament. Today, we introduce you to the guard who is looking to make a splash in his senior season.
(Note: If you would like to have your player featured e-mail Grine at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joshua Grine: When did you start playing basketball?
Jacob Armijo: I started playing basketball in 4th grade or so but didn't play officially until 7th grade for an actual team.
Joshua Grine: Who has been a big influence on your basketball career?
Jacob Armijo: Coach Shock has been a HUGE influence on my basketball career so far, he is an awesome guy outside of basketball and on the court.
Grine: What are you up to this off-season, (Team Camps/AAU), How has it been so far?
Jacob Armijo: This off season I plan on getting stronger, and during the month of June I plan on doing a lot of games and team camps with my PV squad. I play AAU with the Danny Grangers but don't play until July where we go to Dallas and LAs Vegas, so far we have had two tournaments and we are doing pretty good with the record of 5-2.
Grine: How was it playing for coach Shock? Do you have any final words for Coach Shock or advice for Cliff players?
Jacob Armijo: Playing for Coach Shock was the best experience. He cared so much about us and he made us very disciplined which you need in a good team, but also outside of basketball he is awesome and does so much activities he always has so many stories that he tells us about and he is funny. Oh yea he is quite the magician with cards (haha). But Cliff basketball players will be lucky to have him and I wish Coach Shock the best for the future years.
Grine: Tell us a little about last season and what you see for the Panthers next season?
Jacob Armijo: Last season is for sure a season to remember, probably the craziest season of my life so far, last year we had to feal with injuries not only me having surgery but Satchel during district had back problems and also having one of our great players being unelgible for the rest of the year, and who we will have back this coming year. I expect a lot for us next season, we have a lot of returning guys and also some guys that are going to join the team, we'll be loaded with seniors which is good because we will all be very experienced.
Grine: What is it like playing for PV?
Jacob Armijo: I think playing for PV is great! Not only for basketball but any sport, our school is surrounded with great athletes in seriously every sport.
Grine: Are you guys the team to beat in District 1-4A or 4A at that?
Jacob Armijo: I believe we are the team to beat in our district, but I also know FHS will be tough this year also a great rivalry, but in 4A I think we are going to be very good!
Grine: What is the goal for next basketball season?
Jacob Armijo: The goal for next season is to obviously what everyone wants, a state championship team, the team we will have next year has a very HIGH chance to take it all no doubt.
Grine: What other sports or activities do you like to do besides basketball?
Jacob Armijo: Other sports I do besides basektball is football, it sure is risky before basketball season but I don't think about that, its all fun and games in high school so might as well enjoy all the activities you can do while you can, because you'll never get a chance to play them again after high school.
Grine: Any cool or crazy hobbies we should no about?
Jacob Armijo: Any cool or crazy hobbies you should know... Nothing really I just like to hang out and spend time with my friends, I know that sounds a little lame but I don't do nothing special.
Grine: Any game day rituals that you have, if so why?
Jacob Armijo: My game day rituals is to think only of the game. I like to read the scout reports all day and be ready for the opposing team, so all day I just think about the game.
Grine: Any cool nicknames?
Jacob Armijo: Nicknames I have.. Umm. people like to tease me because I am a huge Kobe Bryant fan, so my friends mess around and call me Jakobee haha.
Grine: Favorite superhero? Why?
Jacob Armijo: My favorite superhero would have to be superman. Come on who wouldn't want to be strong, fly, and just be unbeatable (haha).
Grine: What super power would you have?
Jacob Armijo: If I could have a super power it would be to fly because gas is starting to cost way too much!
Grine: Thanks Jacob Armijo for letting us know more about you and sharing answers with NMPreps.com.
Jacob Armijo: Thanks you for the interview.
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