Meet Jesse Aniebonam

Meet Jesse Aniebonam

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Meet Jesse Aniebonam


Introducing … Jesse Aniebonam

School: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, Md.)

Sport: Football

Year: Class of 2014

My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be… to become a doctor

If you’d see my iPod, you’d find… a wide range of music preference

I currently drive a … Nissan

Someday, I’d like to be driving a …

The best part of my hometown is … the family ties and togetherness

My dream city to be living in 10 years from now is … New York

The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with … my father

If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be … Osi Umenyiora

If I could meet anybody, it would be … Barack Obama

The websites I couldn’t live without are … Twitter and YouTube

The greatest meal ever is … Macaroni and cheese casserole

Best movie of all-time is… Shutter Island and Apocolypto

My can’t-miss TV show is… The Fairly Odd Parents

My favorite pro team is… Washinton Redskins

Worst thing about pro sports is … not much

Best uniforms in sports belong to … Oregon

One thing my coach always says that I’ll never forget… “I’m gonna make a man out of you”

I will consider myself a success when I… never. Success is relative to the amount of goals you are willing to reach. In my case, it is infinite.

If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is… a house

If I could tell one person thanks, it would be… my parents for making me who I am.

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I’ve talked to so many high school basketball players this season who have lost their confidence behind a coach who uses fear to try and get the best out of their players.

First, those coaches are idiots.

Players can’t be scared to make a mistake. Why do I even have to write this coaches? SMH!

That fear will consume them making it near impossible to be as productive as they would’ve been had they been playing loose.

The best players have a “just shut up” mindset.

That’s right; I said it.

Oh they listen; but when the inevitable mistake comes during the game and the coach screams from the sideline about why they shouldn’t have made that mistake they acknowledge with a nod or a subtle hand raise and forget it ever happened.

See the best players know that they can’t dwell on that mistake. It’s over. Move on.

The “just shut up” mindset says that the coach shouldn’t be dwelling either.

It’s respectful, as long as it remains a thought, and it’s necessary.


“That new Yo Gotti. It’s definitely worth a buy.” – Callaway (Callaway, Miss.) combo guard Malik Newman

– Jason Jordan

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