Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America, and at our school we represent really well with both our teams. This article is on the boys team, but we have a great girls team too.
The NBA was started in 1946, but the sport basketball itself has been played for longer. Springfield College, in Massachusetts, has the credit for coming up with the game of basketball in December of 1891. James Naismith, a Canadian doctor was one of the innovators behind the sport.
Why is basketball a good sport to play? Will Penrod, a SJHS team member, says, “It’s fun, and it is a good way to get physical activity.” Games are usually on Mondays and Thursdays, and practices are every day they don’t have a game. “I like hanging out with my friends,” Will said about practices. David Lopez, another team member, likes being on the team because, “I get to represent the school.”
If you haven’t been to a game, it’s quite the experience. Carter Turley, an 8th grader, says, “It’s good to see all the energy, and because I’m an 8th grader, I get to see what I need to do to make the team.”
Hopefully you understand more about the Basketball team, and get a little thought from the players.