Posted On: 11/27/19 12:52 PM

Josh Arlt helped Lennox to third place in state averaging 14.4 points a game shooting 49 from the three point line and shooting 87 percent at the foul line. Today Josh joins for The Basketball Interview!

Prep Hoops: What are your first memories of basketball becoming something you love and a big part of your life?

Josh Arlt: I first knew basketball was the sport I loved at a very young age. I think it was around four years old when I finally started to pick up the ball and from there the rest is history.

What is your pregame ritual on game day?

JA: I don’t really have a pregame ritual. I guess I eat a sub before every game.

Who is your favorite college or professional player to watch? And to learn from (if different)?

JA: My favorite profession to watch is JJ Redick. I’ve always been fascinated by how he finds ways to get open and how consistent he is shooting the ball.

Do you enjoy the NBA and if so, what teams do you regularly watch? 

JA: My NBA team is the Lakers. I’m not gonna lie, I like whatever team LeBron is on.

If you could play on any court in the world, what court would you pick and why?

JA: The court I would pick would probably be Rucker park. The environment at the Rucker is just crazy. Plus it’s kind of backyard street ball which means a whole lot of physical play and I enjoy that.

Who is your team’s biggest rival in basketball and what makes that rivalry special?

JA: In Lennox we have quite a few rivals but my favorite two would definitely have to be Tea and Dakota Valley. The energy in those games are just unmatched.

When you are off the floor, what is your favorite hobby to take part in?

JA: My favorite hobby off the court would be football. I’ve never really practiced or watch football I just go out there and have fun. It really relaxes me before basketball starts up and gets serious.

The best sports movie of all time is? And best non sports move?

JA: Best sports movie of all time would have to be Glory Road. And best non sports movie would be any of the Avengers movies.

At this point in your basketball life what has been the most memorable moment, or moments?

JA: (My) most memorable moment I had in basketball would have to be playing at the state tournament last year. I had a blast with my guys. I also enjoyed playing against the best teams in the state.

How do players in your community support and relate to the young and up and coming players? In other words, what do you guys do to support the youth hoopers in your area?

JA: Our coach McVey is great at creating opportunities for us older boys to become invested in our youth through camps. We host a lot of camps through the summer for the youth and that’s where I get to know some of them.

What is the best advice that you’ve received in life?

JA: Best advice I’ve received in my life is work hard and the rest will follow.

What makes basketball in South Dakota different? And what makes it special?

JA: I think what makes South Dakota basketball special is how the small towns come together for the state tournament and pack the place. People in South Dakota really like their basketball and are willing to travel if your winning.