Karl Towns, Jr. was recently surprised with the Gatorade Boys High School basketball player of the year award, and Alonzo Mourning was kind enough to show up at the young man’s high school. Mourning was also kind enough to do a phone interview with me, and you can check that out below if you are intrigued.
Interview with Alonzo Mourning After He Surprised Karl Towns Jr. at School with Gatorade POY Award https://t.co/bm7mfYN8cW
— Dave Daniels (@AllDave_AllDay) March 29, 2014
I asked Mourning about a variety of topics, and I always love to hear what he thinks about the game today. He spoke quite glowingly of Towns, and Mourning even revealed to me that the young player wants to be a doctor one day. That is quite an impressive goal, and here is hoping that Towns accomplishes it one day.
He led the Falcons to a 30-2 record this season and is New Jersey’s returning Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year. In the past season, he averaged 20.9 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.2 blocks per game all while maintaining a 3.66 GPA. Not too shabby.
Thanks as always for reading, and if you enjoyed my interview with Mourning then be sure to follow me on twitter for more updates in the future. Thanks as always for reading, and I will leave you with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom as always. This time the words are Mourning’s; he was truly one of the toughest players to ever put on a pair of sneakers.
“I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else – whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. – someone contributed to your well being as a person. We’re all connected in so many different ways” -Alonzo Mourning