The Lookout Sports Editor Brodee Gillam recently spoke with LCC freshman guard Jaylynn Williams. The Ionia High School graduate has averaged 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season through Jan. 9.
What athlete inspires you the most?
"My dad. He's my mentor in basketball because he's the one that (has taught) me basically everything I know. He's the one I look up to."
Why did you start playing basketball?
"It's kind of because my dad, because at first I didn't want to play basketball. I was a cheerleader and then my dad put me in basketball because he wanted me to play. I hated it at first but ever since then I got into it and I loved it."
What do you want to do after LCC?
"I plan to hopefully move on to play basketball, but if not I still plan to go to Davenport or Saginaw Valley … for nursing."
What is your most memorable moment playing basketball?
"It would probably be in high school when I made my 1,000th point."
What is your most embarrassing moment?
"We were at Williamston and the girl, she didn't do any special moves, she just jabbed at me and I fell at half court. Just me and her. And I was on the floor laughing with my coach yelling at me to get up and I wasn't. So yeah; that was pretty embarrassing."
What do you want to take away from your time at LCC?
"Work ethic (from Coach Layne Ingram)."
What are your goals for this season?
"My biggest thing is just to work on playing my role on the team and just doing my job every night on the court."