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Captain's corner | Knights boys basketball

Andre Coleman - Mike Baldwin/staff photo
Andre Coleman
— image credit: Mike Baldwin/staff photo

Andre Coleman

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

High School: Bremerton High School

Team: Bremerton Knights boys basketball

Andre Coleman hit a buzzer-beater Tuesday night to help the Knights triumph over Port Angeles High School on the road. The senior guard is also the center of this week’s Captain’s Corner.

We caught up with Coleman following practice last week. Here’s what he had to say about being a captain, and more:

Q: How long have you been a team captain?

A: Two seasons.

Q: What’s been the difference between the two years as captain?

A: Last year it was me and Jarell (Flora). Last year, a lot of people didn’t expect us to come out of the league, and we won the league and surprised everyone. When I was a captain last year with Jarell, we’d always be on the team when we were slacking. We would huddle up, pick up the pace. This year, I’m doing the same thing. I just want to be a good captain to show them when I leave, they can be a good captain just like I was.

Q: What did Jarell teach you about being a captain?

A: He always works hard. There isn’t a practice where he won’t work hard. He could have a sprained ankle or a broken finger and he would still work hard like it doesn’t hurt. He told me one time, ‘Don’t ever show no pain,’ because people on the other team will see that. No matter what, just go out there and work hard.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge about being a captain?

A: Everyone looks up to me. If I come to practice and slack off, my team is going to look at that, and they’ll start slacking. So there’s the challenge of always coming and showing them I’m ready to work by showing the team and coach Bowden respect. If I don’t do it, they’re going to think it’s OK.

Q: Favorite class?

A: Math

Q: Favorite movie?

A: “Glory Road,” because that movie shows how hard it was back then, and how lucky we are now. I can watch that movie before a game and be motivated.

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