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Throughout the summer NMPreps.com Basketball Analyst Joshua Grine will go one-on-one with some of the states top basketball players. The players featured are NMPreps.com Top 100 Players.
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.
It gives NMPreps.com board members and fans a chance to learn about some of the top basketball players in the state of New Mexico. Learn what they do on their free time and also what it means to play for their coaches and basketball programs.
If you missed a previous One-On-One interview with Joshua Grine you can view them on our headquarters page. So far we have featured Cullen Neal (Eldorado/2013), Dane Pannell (Hobbs/2013), Ben Romero (Manzano-Los Lunas/2013), Adonis Saltes (Farmington/2014), Jacob Armijo (Piedra Vista/2013) and Joe Garza (Las Cruces/2013).(Note: If you would like for a player to be featured please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today, Joshua Grine sits down with the No. 16 player in the NMPreps.com Top 100 Player Rankings, Trevor Noel of Las Cruces High School. Find out his hobbies, interest and about Bulldawg basketball.Full Name: Trevor Noel
Nickname: Trev or T-rev
Jersey #: 40
Joshua Grine: Who got you started playing basketball?
Trevor Noel (LCHS/2013): My Dad got me started on basketball. I was around the age of 5 and we would play in our driveway everyday he got off of work. He also was my coach till I got to high school.
Grine: What is your first basketball playing memory?
Noel: My first basketball playing memory is my Dad teaching me how to shoot in our driveway when I was 5 years old.
Grine: Do you play any other sports?
Noel: I don't play any other sports. I'm fully committed to basketball.
Grine: Any hobby you have that you would like to share?
Noel: I don't really have a hobby, but when I'm not playing basketball I'm concentrating on school. Grades are very important and I work hard to keep above a 3.75 GPA.
Grine: What is your favorite food to eat?
Noel: I love eating my Grandmas home made Mexican food. I've been eating it since I was born and it's delicious!
Grine: What is a must place for outsiders to see and/or do in Las Cruces, NM?
Noel: A must place for outsiders to see is Dripping Springs. It's a hiking trial close to the Organ Mountains that leads to a little waterfall.
Grine: If you could trade places with one person for one day who would it be, Why?
Noel: If I could trade places with one person for a day it would be Dwayne Wade. Just so I could experience all the hard work and dedication he puts into the game. He's a hard worker and it shows on the court. I model my work ethic off of his because I want to be successful at what I do. .
Grine: Do you have any game day traditions?
Noel: On game day I like to stay as relaxed as possible. I eat healthy and make sure I'm plenty rested for my game. Before a game I get focused by listening to music and visualizing in my head what I need to do in order for my team to win the game. I also like to eat honey right before my games because it gives me a good energy boost. .
Grine: Tell us what it means to be a Bulldawg?
Noel:Being a Bulldawg is something new to my family. All my moms siblings graduated from Mayfield High School, but my family and I are die hard Bulldawgs. I enjoy being a Bulldawg because LCHS has top sports and academic programs. Also because previous players have left big shoes to fill and that only motivates me more. I'm proud to be a Bulldawg.
Grine:Tell us what its like playing for Coach Benjamin?
Noel: I enjoy playing for Coach Benjamin. He is the most dedicated coach I've ever known. He puts all his time into coaching and preparing us, so that we are ready for anything. Through out these last 3 years of playing for him he has taught me a lot on and off the court. He is a great coach and I'm proud to say I've played for him all my four years in high school. .
Grine: Tell us about the first time you dunked a basketball?
Noel: The first time I dunked was in eighth grade. It was during half time, in front of a large crowd during the 8th grade school playoffs and I received a technical for it.
Grine: What is the best dunk that you have had?
Noel: The best dunk I've had was last year. We were playing Rio Rancho in the first round of state and our gym was packed. The ball was passed to me on a fast break and when I went up with with two hands a player tried to stop me, but he was too late and I dunked on him. It pumped up the crowd and my team. Plus it felt great when I came down and heard how pumped the crowd was. .
Grine: Do the Bulldawgs have a good student section for games?
Noel: Our student section is very supportive. We have a lot of students show up for our home games. For other teams it's difficult to play us at home because our student section is brutal.
Grine: So we had your teammate Joe Garza with us last week and he said the Bulldawgs are 2013 State Champs. Do you agree?
Noel: Yes, I agree with him. Our team is very talented and we work really hard. Wining State is definitely on our minds. We just have to take the season game by game and stay focused on the task at hand. We are highly motivated and we will have a great season.
Joshua Grine, covers basketball for NMPreps.com. He can be reached at (505) 414 - 4313 or email@example.com.
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