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Seniors Benny Rodgers & Carson O’Connor On Playing Basketball At SLOHS


Expressions recently interviewed two seniors on the boys varsity basketball team on their experiences playing for the team and how basketball has affected their lives.

Expressions: How has basketball impacted your life?

Senior Carson O’Connor: Basketball has played a big role in my life. Aside from the physical challenges, I’ve built great relationships with players and coaches from all over the central coast. Basketball has been a key part in building my character and has made me much more selfless.

Senior Benny Rodgers: During basketball, my life is a constant cycle of running around, getting yelled at, running around harder, getting praised, repeat.

Expressions: How long have you been playing basketball?

O’Connor: 13 years.

Rodgers: I was born with a basketball in my hands.

Expressions: Do you have a favorite memory with the team?

O’Connor: Off the court, definitely building sand castles in Ventura. On the court, just competing and winning games as a team.

Rodgers: Nate Higgins trying to dunk against Bakersfield Christian.

Expressions: Do you plan on playing basketball at all in your future?

O’Connor: No, I plan to play baseball.

Rodgers: Sorry to my fans, but no.

Expressions: Do you have a favorite basketball player and if so, why them?

O’Connor: Kobe Bryant, his work ethic and devotion to the game of basketball was on another level. Basketball was his craft and he perfected it; seeing someone with so much passion towards me inspired me growing up.

Rodgers: My favorite basketball player is Trey Francke, especially when he takes off his shirt.


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