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Meet the players:

Photos and interviews by Matt Benoit and Henry Wesson

Horizon Editor & Horizon Reporter


Matt Peterson, 20, Center


What originally got you interested in basketball?

“My dad encouraged me to play when I was in the third grade.”

How do you feel about the season so far?

“I think it’s going really well so far.”

What would you like to see happen with the rest of the season?

“I’d like to see us get first in the league so we can place in the tournament.”

What is your favorite thing to eat before a game?

“Everything.”

Any pre-game rituals you have?

“I always have music with me. And gum.”

What do you like to do to celebrate a win?

“Be with my team afterwards. We usually go out to eat afterwards.”

Do you have any nicknames?

“The Dragon,” or “Phat Matt.”

Any plans to further your career in the sport?

“I definitely want to play at a four-year school, hopefully on scholarship.”

Paul Jones, 20, Guard


What originally got you interested in basketball?

“I have been playing since I was a little kid. I just picked up a basketball and started to play.”

How do you feel about the season so far?

“I feel the season’s going good so far…we’re on the right track.”

What would you like to see happen with the rest of the season?

“I’d like to see us stay confident and focus for the games ahead.”

What is your favorite thing to eat before a game?

“I usually like a McDonald’s McChicken.”

Any pre-game rituals you have?

“I’m always listening to music; have a quick snack.”

What do you do to celebrate a win?

“Go home and chill.”

Do you have any nicknames?

“P-weez.”

Any plans to further your career in the sport?

“I look forward to playing at the next level…Collegiate level. That’s…my goal.”

Elon Langston, 22, Point Guard


What originally got you interested in basketball?

“I started playing in the third grade. My dad was the coach.”

How do you feel about the season so far?

“I thought we would be undefeated, but we’re making our way back up to our potential.”

What would you like to see happen with the rest of the season?

“I’d like to see us keep our foot on the pedal for the rest of the season. We can’t stop ‘till we get first place.”

What is your favorite thing to eat before a game?

“A Subway five-dollar foot-long.”

Any pre-game rituals you have?

“Take a long shower, think about the game, listen to music.”

What do you do to celebrate a win?

“Go chill with my teammates [or] roommates. Depends on the day.”

Do you have any nicknames?

“No nicknames. People just call me ‘E’.”

Any plans to further your career in the sport?

“Hoping to go to university after this year. I’m just trying to focus on the season right now.”



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