The Basketball Interview…with Austin Reed

High School

Posted On: 11/16/16 2:23 PM

Guard Austin Reed is today’s North Dakota feature in The Basketball Interview.

At your school, what is your favorite part or parts about game days in terms of the routine leading up to the game?

“I guess on game days we don’t really do much other than shoot around after school if it’s a home game for a routine.”

What makes your crowd unique? What is a memorable thing that they’ve done that you will always remember?

“Our crowd is legit, they heckle the other team night in and night out, a thing I will remember is that if anyone air balls a shot they’d always here it for the rest of the game.”

Who is the toughest player you can recall playing against in North Dakota basketball and why?

“I’d say the toughest player I’ve played against would be Brock Robbins, just was very physical and defended.”

Who is your biggest rival and what about them makes the rivalry both heated and memorable?

“Thompson would be my biggest rival I’d say, and so far in my career we’ve just despised them but I’ve only ever lost to them once.”

Who is your favorite basketball player in the world and why?  

“Kobe Bryant, always has been favorite player and a reason why I’m a Lakers fan, loved his passion for the game.”

What brand of gear or type of gear are you partial to?

“Nike/Jordan would be what I prefer but I wear anything.”

What is your favorite venue to play basketball in that you’ve played in?

“Hillsboro Event Center for life haha! I love that place to death, wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

If you could play on any court which one would it be?

“Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, I’m a die hard Tar Heel sports guru.”

Explain the relationship varsity players have at your school with youth players?

“I wouldn’t say there is a consistent relationship but if they’re anything like I was they’re probably looking up to us and I used to give kids lessons in the summer as well.”

 Best coaching advice you’ve received is what and who was it from?

“Play balls to the wall at you’re own pace and don’t let something else speed you up” – Jordan Williams

Who is your basketball influence?

“I’d say everyone around me, my mom and dad mostly, but a lot of it is just my inner self.”