The Lookout Sports Editor Brodee Gillam recently spoke with LCC freshman basketball guard Jessica Taylor. The Stockbridge graduate has averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in conference play this season through Feb. 13.
What athlete inspires you the most?
"My older sister, Breanna, is the athlete that inspires me the most; just because she was always the player that had a great work ethic and leadership (skills)."
Why did you start playing basketball?
"The reason I started playing was because of her. I basically got dragged to the gym every time she went for a practice or a game."
What do you want to do after LCC?
"I want to continue studying kinesiology in pursuit of becoming a physical therapist."
What is your most memorable moment playing basketball?
"My most memorable moment in high school was having the most assists in a women's game with 13 (assists)."
What is your most embarrassing moment?
"My very first shot as a freshman on varsity in high school was a step-back three and it didn't come anywhere close to going in."
What do you want to take away from your time at LCC?
"I want to take away the mental toughness that coach (Layne Ingram) has really emphasized this season. I just feel it's an important thing to have throughout life all together."
What are your goals for this season?
"Just to become a better basketball player in general, (but) focusing on my decision-making specifically."