November 25, 2013

Q and A with Hornet of the Week Alex Graves

Q and A with Hornet of the Week Alex Graves

The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 13th student-athlete selected this year is men's basketball sophomore Alex Graves.

Graves is off to a phenomenal start in his sophomore year for the Hornets (2-1/1-0). He netted a career-high 20 points in the season opener against Thiel College and most recently scored 12 while collected five boards in the ODAC opener against Eastern Mennonite University. The performance helped the Hornets top the 100-point plateau for the first time in 2013-14, finishing with 107 points, the 11th-most scored in program history.

He currently sits second on the team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg).

You had 12 points and five boards in the ODAC opener against EMU while the Hornets posted the 11th-most points in school history (107). What is working well for you guys offensively and how do you help with that?

We did a good job driving the ball into the lane and getting to the free throw line. I do my best to get offensive rebounds and work in the post to get my teammates or myself a shot.

What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg men's basketball?

My favorite thing about Lynchburg basketball is my teammates. I think we are pretty close and have a good time on and off the court.

What do you like most about Lynchburg College?

I like the people at Lynchburg College the most because everyone is nice and willing to help you if you need it.

In your mind, what does it mean to be a student-athlete and how has Lynchburg helped you out?

Student-athlete to me is when grades come before athletics. Coach Scott really emphasizes grades to our team and is concerned with how well we are doing in the classroom and on the court.