The Lookout Sports Editor Brodee Gillam recently spoke with LCC freshman basketball player Darious Young. The Flint Northwestern Academy graduate averaged 19.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season through games of Jan. 9.
What athlete inspires you the most?
"Kobe (Bryant) or (Russell) Westbrook. They just compete and I like how they play the game."
Why did you start playing basketball?
"People around me told me … how great I can be, so I just started playing it. As I kept working I kept improving and improving."
What do you want to do after LCC?
"Athletically, I would like to attend Michigan State to play at a higher level. Academically, just continue to get good grades; a 3.0 and above and try to make something out of it."
What is your most memorable moment playing basketball?
"Just (continuing) to grow. I'll never forget how in high school I played different and now I'm coming to LCC. Coach (Mike) Ingram and his ways making me different; (he) makes me compete."
What is your most embarrassing moment?
"It would have to be getting yelled at in front of girls. When it's a nice crowd and a whole bunch of girls and coach wants me to do something. (He calls) timeout and I'm walking to the huddle getting yelled at. It's embarrassing."
What do you want to take away from your time at LCC?
"Competitive nature. (Coach Ingram) is a very competitive coach but we are still growing. So if I have to take anything away, it just be competing and working hard."
What are your goals for this season?
"Individually, just continue to grow. Try to get better every day … Work hard … try to become a better leader."