Athlete Spotlight: Jamar Wright, The Time Is Now
Jamar Wright is a class of 2020 G/F from Delaware. He is one of the most versatile wing players in the state. We recently sat down with him to discuss his off-season preparation, upcoming season and more.
Describe your summer workout routine?
During the summer I get to the gym at least 2 times a week to lift and at least 3 times a week to put up shots. I also work on ball handling and play games. I know it is important to develop not only my skills but become bigger, faster and stronger through weight training.
What camps/showcases have you attended this summer or plan on attending as the summer winds down?
I have attended 2 of the East Stroudsburg basketball team camps this summer. They both were great experiences. They gave me a chance to compete against some of the best players in the region. I was able to showcase my talents in front of the college coaches.
What feedback have you received from coaches at the events?
I received great feedback. Many coaches said they loved my athletic ability and how I can impact the game on both ends. They loved my defense on the wing and how I could score from all areas. I will continue to work on my ball handling more so my moves are more crisp.
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming season?
I’m looking forward to getting out there with my team to show what not only I can do but what me and my team can do as a whole. I didn’t get to play with them last year so I am ready to help my team be successful this year. We have a talented team and a great coaching staff. I know with hard work we can come together and have a great season.
What do you feel are your top 3 athletic traits?
I feel like my three best athletic traits are my vertical for my size, my speed/quickness, and my hustle.
Define “mental toughness”
Mental toughness is how you respond to something that happened. There is always adversity on the court and in life. You have mental toughness to forget about a turnover or missed shot and continue to work to help your team.