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Haverford Excessive College’s Googie Seidman is Essential Line Boys Athlete of the Week (Jan. 2-8) – PA Prep Stay

The senior guard, a second staff All-Essential Line boys’ basketball choice final winter, is off to an incredible begin this season, averaging 18 factors per recreation in addition to six rebounds and three assists per contest. In 2020, his older brother John was a key determine within the Fords profitable their first Central League boys basketball championship in 50 years. Googie Seidman can be taking part in basketball for Catholic College subsequent winter. Seidman has additionally performed soccer and soccer for Haverford Excessive, and is an officer for the Nationwide Enterprise Honor Society at Haverford.

Q: You talked about that your favourite reminiscence of your Haverford basketball profession to this point is when the Fords gained the Central League championship throughout your freshman season. Inform us somewhat about what made that reminiscence particular.

A: We misplaced eight straight video games in the midst of that season, and nobody believed in us and we in all probability did not have essentially the most expertise, but it surely proved to me that for those who work collectively as a staff you may accomplish rather a lot. It was the primary time the college had gained the championship in 50 years so it meant rather a lot to Havertown.

Q: How do you see your management position as a senior guard?

A: As a senior having performed on the varsity staff for 4 years I do know what it is like to return off the bench and what it is wish to play a whole lot of completely different roles on the staff. Each participant on our staff has a job and makes our staff higher, regardless of in the event that they get within the recreation or not. I at all times attempt to lead by instance, play unselfish and set an ordinary for the staff that may hopefully be handed down for years to return.

Q: What in your opinion is the largest key to efficient rebounding?

A: The important thing to rebounding for my part is all about want and positioning. This yr I do know I have to rebound greater than ever. Coach H (Heinerichs) at all times tells us {that a} lengthy shot equals an extended rebound so additionally understanding the place the shot is coming from is essential.

Q: What a part of your recreation have you ever labored on essentially the most just lately?

A: This summer season I believe I actually developed my play making skills and my on-ball protection taking part in for Professional Expertise Philadelphia and Coach Ferrick, who’s an assistant at Swarthmore School. Extra just lately I’ve been engaged on getting my pictures off on the transfer and off the dribble like pull ups and step backs in addition to persevering with to enhance my on-ball protection.

Q: Inform us somewhat about your begin in basketball. Who’ve been your high basketball mentors, and what was a very powerful factor you realized from every of them?

A: I began taking part in basketball after I was 4 years outdated taking part in in a basketball league on the Ardmore Soul Shack which was run by Larry Scovens. Larry performed faculty basketball in Virginia and taught my older brother John and I rather a lot in regards to the recreation at an early age. You needed to be powerful at 4 years outdated to play in that league or youngsters would take the ball proper out of your arms! As I bought older taking part in CYO for SCJN Coach Rufo and Coach Celluci taught me that basketball groups are like household. Considered one of my high basketball mentors extra just lately has been Coach H at Haverford. Coach H at all times believed in me and bought me to consider in myself and belief the method. He is taught me quite a few life classes, the largest one being the least necessary play is the final one and a very powerful play is the following. My dad went to Villanova so I grew up watching Villanova basketball and I at all times admired Jay Wright as a result of he emphasizes his angle and its significance. Having a optimistic angle and a powerful next-play mentality has at all times been necessary to me and helps me overcome adversity.

Q: Your given identify is Alex – inform us how you bought the nickname Googie.

A: I used to be given the nickname “Googie” after I was about 1 years outdated. My older brother John, who’s now a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall, had a speech delay. All he may do till he was 3 years outdated was level and grunt at me! My dad and mom thought there was one thing incorrect with him and took him to see many medical doctors, however at some point he pointed his finger at me and mentioned Googie which was his first phrase and solely phrase on the time so everybody began calling me Googie to get him to speak extra.

Q: You put on uniform jersey No. 4 for Haverford basketball – is there a motive you selected that quantity?

A: I put on No. 4 at Haverford in honor of former participant and teammate Sean “HackShaw” Reynolds. who I attempt to mannequin my defensive recreation after. My freshman yr I used to be the final in line selecting a jersey and there weren’t many jerseys that will match me since I used to be 5-foot-6 on the time, and Sean observed that and supplied up his No. 4 jersey and from that day on I’ve at all times caught with that quantity. The quantity 4 displays the toughness and grit that Sean at all times performed with and I preserve that at the back of my head after I put the jersey on.

Q: What’s your favourite tutorial course at Haverford? What do you assume you would possibly wish to main in at Catholic College?

A: My favourite tutorial course at Haverford is entrepreneurship. At Catholic College I’m contemplating pursuing a level in enterprise but in addition need to take some programs in Legal Justice.

Q: Is there a profession path that significantly appeals to you nowadays?

A: Sooner or later I wish to begin my very own enterprise and have my older brother work for me on the backside of my enterprise and have him work his means up within the rankings by working arduous and doing as I say! I’m intrigued with the opportunity of turning into a Secret Service agent. I’m additionally eager about seeing if basketball may take me abroad to play after faculty as one among my brother’s teammates from final yr simply did this and he has a recreation much like mine.

Enjoyable details – Googie Seidman

Favourite e-book: Charlotte’s Internet.

Favourite writer: Dr. Seuss.

Favourite TV present: Outer Banks.

Favourite film: Automobiles.

Favourite athlete: Collin Gillespie.

Favourite pre-game pump-up music: 22

Favourite staff: Villanova males’s basketball staff.

Favourite place to go to: Avalon, NJ

Favourite pre-game meal: Cereal.

Particular person I most admire: “My older brother John.”

Members of the family: dad and mom Brian and Carly, brother John.

(To be chosen as Essential Line Boys Athlete of the Week, a student-athlete should first be nominated by his or her college.)

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