Q+A: Grace White (Red Lake Nation)
National Native American Player of the Year finalists, Grace White Q & A with ITA Native Sports. White will play college basketball at University of Denver after hang an historic career at Red Lake High School.
ITA: Tell us about yourself?
Grace White: A little about myself is I’m super optimistic and adventurous.
ITA: Who taught how to play basketball?
Grace White: My dad mostly taught me how to play basketball but I grew up playing it with my family and friends.
ITA: Is there a player you model your game after?
Grace White: I don’t really try to model my game after anyone but I shoot for Kobe Bryant’s mentality and grab little things from my favorite players.
ITA: Who do you hope to be an inspiration to?
Grace White: I hope to be an inspiration to my native people. Especially the native youth who go through hard times and grow up with struggles.
ITA: How did your senior year at Red Lake high school go?
Grace White: School basketball was so much fun because I was able to play whatever way I wanted with natives (rez ball).
ITA: What are you doing to get prepared for college basketball?
Grace White: I’ve spent my summer training in Denver and attending summer school.
ITA: What advice has a coach given you that you’ll always remember?
Grace White: “Be quick but don’t hurry” -my dad Coach White
ITA: What are the goals and expectations have you set for yourself?
Grace White: I have pretty high expectations for myself and it gets overwhelming at how many things I want to do and achieve but I want to make sure I make the most out of being a Division 1 athlete.
ITA: Anything you’ve been working on this off season?
Grace White: working on everything down from dribbling to time management.
ITA: What would you like to say to your fans and supporters?
Grace White: For my fans and supporters I’d like to say they are truly appreciated and turned me into what I am today and I couldn’t do it without them.
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