Xander Okerlund: An Interview

High School
Michigan

Posted On: 08/10/18 7:46 AM

Xander Okerlund is an exciting player to watch. The 2019 guard from Glen Lake is an explosive scorer. Okerlund has proven to be a top notch talent in Michigan, and colleges are taking notice. He recently received an offer from Lake Superior State University. I recently caught up with Xander Okerlund to talk recruiting and next high school basketball season.

Question:

How do you feel your summer went?

Xander Okerlund:

I feel that my summer has had some ups and downs. I don’t feel that I played the way I wanted to. I did however, feel that I improved throughout the summer.

Question:

What do you think are the strengths of your game?

Xander Okerlund:

I think my strengths are my pull-up and catch and shoot jump shot, coachability, and I’m a hard worker.

Question:

What’s the biggest improvement you made this summer?

Xander Okerlund:

I feel that my biggest improvement this summer was learning to work hard and hustle on the defensive end. 

Question:

You recently received an offer from Lake Superior State? How does it feel?

Xander Okerlund:

It felt great to get an offer from LSSU. I was very happy and honored. 

Question:

What are you looking for in a school at the next level?

Xander Okerlund:

At the next level I’m looking for the prefect fit for me. Mainly a school that isn’t too big or too small. 

Question:

Do you have a time frame for your college decision?

Xander Okerlund:

I don’t have a timeframe for my college decision. I’m hoping to have a decision before the high school season.

Question:

What are your goals for next high school season?

Xander Okerlund:

My goals for my senior season are first to have the most fun year with my team and to improve throughout the year. Also to go as far as possible.

Question:

What are you looking forward to the most next high school season?

Xander Okerlund:

Next high school season I’m most looking forward to playing tough competition down state like Williamston and Holland Christian.