Player Spotlight - Jeremy Melcher-Post

Last night Horizon Honors beat Scottsdale Christian for the first time in school history, 53-48 in double OT. Leading the way for probably the biggest turnaround in Arizona Prep Basketball in 2006-2007 is Jeremy Melcher-Post, 6-1 PG Class of 2007. We had a chance to sit down with Jeremy and talk about his new school, coach Andy Acedo and his future...

Last night Horizon Honors beat Scottsdale Christian for the first time in school history, 53-48 in double OT.  Leading the way for probably the biggest turnaround in Arizona Prep Basketball in 2006-2007 is Jeremy Melcher-Post, 6-1 PG Class of 2007.  We had a chance to sit down with Jeremy and talk about his new school, coach Andy Acedo and his future.  We also will be putting the spotlight on new coach Andy Acedo in the coming week!

 

Name: Jeremy Melcher-Post

School: Horizon Honors

Position: PG/G               HT: 6'0                WT: 160

High School Coach: Andy Acedo

 

Cager Report: What were your stats from last season?
Melcher-Post: I'm not sure, I barely got off the bench last year.

 

CR: What is your official height and weight?

JMP: 6'0, 160

CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?
JMP: Beating ALA
by three points this year at their place.

 

CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
JMP: Work hard everyday, get better everyday, 1st team all state, win region, and most importantly make it to the state championship game and win.

 

CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
JMP: I work hard to improve every aspect of my game but I have probably improved my ball handling and ability to get to the hoop and finish the most.

 

CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
JMP: John Davis

 

CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

JMP: John Davis because he is very dedicated and is a great scorer.

 

CR: Tell us about Coach Acedo. 

JMP: Coach A is a very good coach who makes us work hard and expects us to work hard every practice and every game. He will never quit on you or a game and will do anything off the court to help his players.

 

CR: How different are his practices compared to last years coach.
JMP: Practices this year are still very defense oriented but we do a little more work on individual fundamentals. The conditioning we do is not just running and makes more sense than some of the conditioning we did last year.

 

CR: What are your goals regarding playing college basketball?
JMP: Play at the highest level that I possibly can and be successful doing it.

 

CR: Will you consider staying in state to play in college?

JMP: Yes

 

CR: What are your top 5 college choices?

JMP: I don't really have a top choice, just a school that is a good fit for me and has good academics.
 
CR: What will be the top 3 reasons in selecting a college?

JMP: The academics, style of play, and coaches.

 

CR:  Do you know what you will major in?  Why?
JMP: Probably Business because I want to eventually work for myself.

 

CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
JMP: Jerryd Bayless. He is extremely athletic and a good competitor.

 

CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
JMP: Ty Abott. He has come along way from when I first met him and has a desire to get better.

 

CR: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?
JMP: Crash The Boards.

 

CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
JMP: A hard working, athletic player who can score in many ways and set up teammates as well play good solid defense. A good leader and competitor with knowledge of the game.

CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

JMP: My strengths include my shooting and scoring ability, leadership, and understanding of the game. I need to improve my help side defense and play a little bit smarter with fouls.

 

CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
JMP: Michael Jordan because his heart, will, and work ethic are unparalleled.

 

CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
JMP: Treat everyday, every practice, and every game as if it is the last thing you will ever do.

 

CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
JMP: We will work hard every game and beat a lot of teams that people don't expect us to beat. We will be very competitive in the state tournament.

 

CR: What position do you think you will play at the next level?
JMP: Point guard.

 

CR: What can a basketball program expect from you as a player?

JMP: A great desire to imrove, win games, and better the program.

 

CR: Tell us about your day to day workouts during the off-season. 

JMP: My workouts in the off-season include a lot of shooting and ball handling everyday as well as ply metrics and different workouts to increase my quickness and jumping. Also I hit the weights four or five times a week and play in a lot of pickup games.

 

CR:  What was the last book you read?

JMP: Driven From Within Michael Jordan

 

CR:  What was the latest movie you saw?

JMP: The Pursuit of Happiness

 

CR: What is your all time favorite movie?
JMP: That's tough to say but I'll go with Friday Night Lights


 

Athletic directors, coaches or fans who would like to suggest a player to be featured may contact Publisher Gary Trousdale at trous@cox.net

 

Thanks to Jeremy and his family for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview!

 

Gary Trousdale




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