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Posted On: 01/22/18 12:10 PM
Aberdeen Roncalli wing Scipio Jeme has stepped forward to give the Cavs another weapon that must be gameplanned for. Scipio talked with PHD today.
“Our team this year is very unique,” Jeme said. “We are a close group of guys that have a love and passion for the game. We have a bunch of guys that can really score the ball. It really spreads the floor for us.
“Each and everyday we strive as a unit to become better and when we all do our specific roles and play our style of Roncalli basketball we are a really dang good team!”
Roncalli is currently 8-3 having lost three of their last four games. They opened the year winning seven straight but the schedule has become tougher with Hamlin, West Lyon, and White River which has led to some very good games, but close losses.
“We’ve faced a challenging schedule recently,” Scipio said. “It’s got tougher in recent weeks as we’ve been on the road quite a bit. We have to stay dialed in as a team and we can’t take any days off. This is going to be key for us and our success.”
The upcoming opponents include Tea Area, Sisseton, O’Gorman, and Clark/Willow Lake so to reach their goals Roncalli needs to grab a couple wins during that stretch.
“Our goals as a team is to continue to get better each and everyday,” Jeme said. “We have to stay focused and fight through any adversity that comes our way.
“Another one of our goals is getting to the state tournament and playing Saturday night for the class A title. That has been our goal since the very beginning.”
The 6-foot-3 Jeme has been described as a “lighting rod” the way he’s played hard, aggressively, and producing in bunches. Scipio hit four treys and scored 27 in a win over Deuel and has done a nice job taking some defenders off of Gus Reede and Brady Morgan all year.
“I personally have a few goals. I want to continue to get better at being a leader and role model. I want to continue to push myself and others to reach their highest potential.
“I know I have a ton of improvements I can make and I want to keep working hard to achieve where I feel like I need to be and should be as a player.”
Jeme has made several advancements to his game and he doesn’t plan to stop working on his craft either. Schools haven’t started talking to Jeme yet but he’s a worker that is hoping for a chance.
“I haven’t heard from any colleges about playing hoops or any sport next year,” Jeme said. “I’m hoping a few reach out because I have a passion for the game of basketball and I would love to be given the opportunity to play on the college level.”