Mathis Lotongo Jr.

Posted On: 09/10/18 11:00 AM

Junior Lotongo stood out as one of the best scorers from our time in the gym on Saturday at Wakefield. The 5-foot-11 point guard, who was named first team all district and all region, averaged 16 points per game and hit nearly 50 threes during his junior season. Lotongo spoke more on his overall game, recruitment, goals, and more during a recent interview with Prep Hoops

PH: What’s the most improved part of your game since last year?

JL: “Most improved part of my game is getting to the basket. I’ve been in the weight room a lot more this summer. Getting stronger.”

PH: What are the main strengths of your game?

JL: “Shooting. Creating for myself off the dribble. Shooting threes.”

PH: What’s the most threes you’ve ever hit in a high school game?

JL: “7.”

PH: What do you think you need to work on?

JL: “Using the mid range. Because at the next level I won’t be able to get all the way to the basket all the time. So I need to focus on my floaters and my mid range game.”

PH: What’s underrated about your game?

JL: “My defense.”

PH: Have you measured your wingspan before?

JL: “Yeah. It’s 6’3.”

PH: What schools are recruiting you right now?

JL: “Washington and Jefferson, University of Scranton, Kings College.”

PH: Have you visited any schools?

JL: “I’m visiting Washington and Jefferson this month.”

PH: What’s the timetable for your decision?

JL: “Probably after the high school season.”

PH: What’s your role this year?

JL: “I need to focus on being a leader more. Leading these young guys. Keeping the team together. I need to be focused on getting in the game, and keeping everybody level and cool.

PH: What are your goals? Short term, long term?

JL: The ultimate goal is getting to states, but I can’t think that far yet. So I’m focused on winning the district and conference.”

PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?

JL: “In transition, hitting shots. Being a scorer. Being a leader at the same time. Being a two-way guard. Being more recognized for my defense.”