When high school players have microphones in their faces, they typically don’t know what to say. The art of giving an interview is an acquired skill. Even college players oftentimes have trouble with postgame press conferences (see: Holloway, Tu). What are we saying? Half the professionals don’t know what they’re doing, either. The bottom line is it’s extremely rare to see a high school athlete just kill it with a microphone in front of him after a big win, but that’s exactly what Springfield High’s Taylor Travess did after his 19-point performance last week.
“It felt like losing your virginity, honestly,” Travess said when asked about the win according to the Springfield Times in Oregon.
Tell me this kid didn’t get it done. The Springfield Millers are not very good. They are a mere 2-10 on the season and their win over South Eugene was their first conference victory of the year. With that in mind, you can see why Travess was so excited after racking up 19 points in the big game. Could he have described it any better? I think not. Kid clearly has a gift.
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