Jacob Carson

This week's Lee-Scott Athlete of the Week is Jacob Carson, a senior who plays for the Warriors' football, basketball and baseball teams.

 The Auburn Villager: What positions do you play in basketball, football and baseball?

Jacob Carson: Center, receiver and tight end, and center field. 

AV: When did you get your start in those sports?

JC: I start football ever since I was able, in rec. Baseball was the first I could play – tee-ball. And basketball I started in third grade. So all in elementary school and I've just been playing ever since.

AV: If you had to pick, which one would you say is your favorite?

JC: After this year, I'd have to say football. I had a lot of success this year and I'd like to continue that. 

AV: How is everything going in basketball so far?

JC: It's pretty good. We're doing all right this year. I think we've got a chance to make a run for state. We're going to be all right. We've just got to mentally focused. We've got some good seniors on the team.

AV: As a senior, do you feel like you've stepped into a leadership role?

JC: Yeah. It's kind of weird not having that huge upper-class that we had last year to be there. And I feel we have some major shoes to fill this year. But we've got a pretty good senior class of good guys.

AV: What are your personal goals this year in basketball?

JC: Obviously, try to compete for a state championship and be region champs as well. We've got a region tournament coming up in a couple weeks. 

AV: Did you have any basketball role models growing up?

JC: Obviously, Michael Jordan is always a great role model for basketball. But my favorite player is Jimmy Butler. I don't really try to mimic what he does because I can't, but I enjoy watching him. 

AV: Most challenging thing about playing center?

JC: This is only my second year playing center or any post position because I used to be a shorter kid and played guard. So just transitioning to center has been the toughest part. I'm starting to get a handle on it.

AV: Do you miss playing on the perimeter?

JC: Yeah. I miss taking some of those deep shots. 

Interview by Brian Woodham

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