Vincent Xu

What sport(s) did you play throughout high school?

                  • Throughout high school, I’ve played basketball for all four years (freshmen, JV, JV/varsity, varsity), and I was planning to play volleyball this spring.

What position(s) did you play?

                  • In basketball, I was always a guard. For volleyball, I was a setter and passer.

How did you get involved with these sports?

                  • I started playing basketball in our school’s feeder program back in 6th grade with Coach Parks and Coach Powell. I wanted to play volleyball because I wanted to give it a try.

How much time a week do you dedicate to training?

  • During the season and preseason, I dedicated about 12 hours per week to training.

What keeps you motivated?

  • I wanted to work at something, even if I wasn’t the best, to make myself the best I could be at that something; for me, basketball was that.

Who is your inspiration (do you have a role model)?

  • My favorite inspiration is Kobe Bryant because of his work ethic and Mamba Mentality.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

  • My proudest accomplishment is coming to practice every day and committing myself to playing basketball even though sometimes it was difficult.

What’s your favorite memory from a game?

  • My favorite memory from a game is the feeling of winning senior night, having an absolute blast celebrating with my teammates and the crowd.

Are you planning to continue playing any sport in college?

  • I am unsure of whether I will play in college, but I may want to continue by playing at the club level.