The 5-foot-11 senior guard is averaging 19.3 points for Griswold (2-3). Besides leading the team in scoring, he also leads in 3-point field goals and assists.
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Q: The team has traded wins and losses in every game. How can you guys be more consistent?
A: We’ve kind of got a young team this year. We’ve got some guys who are coming up and really learning the ropes playing varsity. ... We’ve still got people trying to figure out the offense and a complicated defense that requires a lot of talking.
Q: Your scoring average has improved every year. To what do you credit the progress?
A: Just hard work. Our coach has really helped me with my shot. My shot was not nearly as good as it has been. Last year, I changed something on it, but he’s been working with me to get it back where it used to be. That’s really showed this year with my shooting percentages.
Q: Pregame music is a key for some players. Where do you stand on that?
A: Before the game, I don’t talk much. I always have my headphones in, listening to music. There’s a lot of rap, something to just get me going. If I’m listening to a song, it’s definitely not going to be for the lyrics. It’s going to be for the beat. Something to get the blood pumping before the game.
Q: What’s your favorite class this year?
A: Modern Issues. It’s just current events and what’s going on. We did a bunch of projects during the presidential debates. It’s really interesting.
Q: Who’s your college basketball team? Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska or Creighton?
A: I’m a Nebraska fan. I do like Creighton, but the Duke Blue Devils are my favorite basketball team. Really, my family has always liked Duke. I’ve always watched them, and I love everything about their game. I love Coach K. He’s like the greatest coach ever, and I love the way he gets his guys going. He demands defense, and that’s what I love about him.
— Patrick Donohue