Name: Robin Brandos
School: Cathedral Catholic
Position: Guard HT: 5'4" WT: 125
High School Coach: Melissa Padgett
SDPrep: What were your stats so far this season?
40+% from the three point line, 10+ppg, 5.4 assists PG, 3 steals PG
SDPrep: What is your official height and weight?
5'4" and 125 lbs.
SDPrep: What is your greatest basketball memory?
My greatest basketball memory is The End of the Trail Tournament in
SDPrep: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
My goals for the upcoming season are to become a better leader on and off the
court and make my teammates better. I also want to get double-doubles in most of
SDPrep: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
I have been working to improve my
ball handling skills. My ball handling is the part of my game that I feel needs
the most work.
SDPrep: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
People need watch out for our
entire team. Everyone contributes to the team and is capable of making great
SDPrep: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
RB: I really respect Victoria Lippert. She is a very hard worker and never gives up. She puts so much effort into improving her game.
SDPrep: Tell us about Coach Padgett.
RB: I really like Coach Padgett's style of play. She wants us up-tempo and lets us be athletes. She is very encouraging and supportive of each players. She has helped make me a better basketball player. I really enjoy playing for her.
SDPrep: How different are her practices compared to last years coach.
Coach Padgett plays a much faster paced game, we are working hard and having fun
at the same time.
SDPrep: What are your goals regarding playing college basketball?
I want to go to the best college I can with my grades(4.2gpa) and still play
basketball. I am hoping to go to a smaller school with good academics where I
would still be able to play. I would really like to go to an Ivy League
SDPrep: Will you consider staying in state to play in college?
Yes, I love
SDPrep: What are your top 5 college choices?
My top five college choices are:
SDPrep: What will be the top 3 reasons in selecting a college?
RB: My first reason for selecting a college is academics. The next reason is whether I would be able to play basketball there. Then I would need to consider the location of the school.
SDPrep: Do you know what you will major in? Why?
I am leaning toward biochemistry or chemical engineering. Science has always
been my favorite subject and I find Chemistry particularly interesting.
SDPrep: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Brittany Williams of Helix, because she plays both sides of the floor very well
and makes her teammates better.
SDPrep: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
I really respect Alisha Eckberg. She is a hard worker and goes to the basket
SDPrep: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?
For the last 3 years I have played for the
SDPrep: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
I think she would describe me as a hard worker with good court sense and as a
SDPrep: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
RB: My strengths are my three point shot, passing, seeing the floor, and defense. My biggest weakness is sometimes being passive of offence.
SDPrep: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Earl Boykins is my favorite athlete. He is considerably shorter then other
players in the NBA but that doesn't stop him. I am also a very short player and
he inspires me to believe that it doesn't matter how tall you; the only thing
that matters is how hard you are willing to work to achieve your dream.
SDPrep: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Pressure makes diamonds and its time to shine." Spaticus Harris
SDPrep: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
RB: My team is going to win a lot of games this season. We will come to play every time we step on the floor. I think we are surprising a lot of people with our 8-2 start.
SDPrep: What position do you think you will play at the next level?
I will most likely be playing Point Guard.
SDPrep: What can a basketball program expect from you as a player?
RB: I am a hard worker. I HATE to Lose, I won't quit. If I don't do something well I will work until it comes easily. I will be the first person on the floor. I am a team player and I feel that my job as a Point Guard is to make my teammates better. I will always strive to improve my game.
SDPrep: Tell us about your day to day workouts during the off-season.
RB: I do a lot of shooting, spot up shots from close range, mid range and the three point line. Then I work on my drive and pull up jumper. I usually end with dribbling drills. When I can I try and get pick up games together. I also usually run about three times a week.
SDPrep: What was the last book you read?
RB: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
SDPrep: What was the latest movie you saw?
RB: It's a Wonderful Life
SDPrep: What is your all time favorite movie?
A Knight's Tale
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Thanks to Robin and her family for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview!