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Beyond the Spotlight w/ Jaylen Hodges

Jaylen Hodges is competing in his junior season at Bridgeport High School.

What is the best part about competing in your winter sport?

The Competition

Who is your team’s biggest rival? Why?

Alma just because they put us out of the playoffs last year

What is your favorite part about completing in high school sports?

The 4 year journey of fighting for a state championship

What is your favorite sports movie?

My favorite movie is the Sixth Man because I lost a brother so I can just relate to it

What has your sport taught you about teamwork?

That you need to be close and have a bond with your teammates in order to win

Where is the toughest place to play on the road during your winter sport?

Cass Tech

What song are you listening to before competing to get you ready?

Polo G – Icy Girl Remix

There is a middle school student who wishes they were you right now…what advice would you give him/her about high school athletics?

I would tell them to just keep working and never give up on their dream of becoming a basketball player.. But always remember school comes first


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