Coach Vic's Corner is a weekly series featuring interviews with some of Central Ohio's greatest basketball players in history. Coach Victor Dandridge talks with some of Ohio's legends on the hardwood.
This year I am doing something a little different. Last year we had Coach Vic's Post of the Day. This year we will have Coach Vic's Blast from the Past.
I personally contact a player from Ohio high school basketball history and ask them a series of questions. Post their response and allow you the readers to add anything you want about that in particular player. Hopefully you all have some great stories to add. I will be reaching out to many. I look forward to their responses. So kicking this off, my first conversation:
Date: January 4, 2017
Andrew Lavender (PG, Brookhaven High School, Class of 2003)
Q: What is the greatest game you can recall playing in your high school career?
A: Versus Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (December 2002)
Q: Who was the best opponent you ever faced?
A: LeBron James
Q: What player gave you the hardest time on the court while
you were on defense?
A: Johnathon Hargett from Hargrave Military Academy.
Q: What player gave you the hardest time when you were on offense?
A: Chris Paul.
Q: What particular play or moment on the court do you enjoy
recalling in your mind?
A: Playing against Cincinnati Withrow in Cincinnati, driving
and faking a between the legs dribble and throwing a
pass to the opposite corner. So sweet it had the home
crowd going crazy for like five minutes.
Q: What advice would you give today's high school players?
A: You have to have confidence to be your best. Always
try to be the best player on the court each game
regardless of rankings!