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Q&AL Jasmine Blevins
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Bradwell's Jasmine Blevins dribbles down court during a game this season. - photo by Photo by Charles Smith

Jasmine Blevins said she was born to play basketball.

"I love everything about the sport," said Blevins, a Bradwell Institute junior who played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s North-South Basketball Classic in Dalton over the weekend.

Coaches in Region 2-AAAAAA loved Blevins and her game in return, naming her the region’s top player after she helped lead the Lady Tigers to a 20-10 record, a region title and a trip to the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals.

Perhaps the best part for Bradwell fans is this: Blevins, who averaged 19.5 point and nearly five steals a game for BI as a junior, will be back next year.

Here’s a brief Q&A with the daughter of Yochia Smith and Jesse Fleming Jr.:

Q: How and when did you start playing basketball?

A: I started playing basketball at the age of 7 with my father coaching me, and I played for Shuman Recreation Center.

Q: Is basketball your favorite sport, and if so, what is it about the game that you love?

A: Of course it’s my favorite sport. I love everything about the game. The energy, the movement. I was born to do this.

Q: What are your goals as a high school player?

A: My goals are to keep motivating my teammates as well as continuing to be a leader and someone to look up to. I want to keep striving harder and become a better player.

Q: What are your goals after high school?

A: My goals are after high school are to play D1 or D2 basketball in college and study to become a veterinarian.

Q: Are you being recruited?

A: I haven’t heard from any recruiters yet, but I’ve been told I am being looked at. Hopefully in my senior year, I will have been recruited. That’s another goal of mine as well.

Q: Who is your basketball role model?

A: I have a male and female basketball role model, Stephen Curry and A’ja Wilson.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: Biology.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher at BI.

A: My favorite teachers are Mrs. (Kathryn) Snelson and Mrs. (Twonsetta) Samuel.

Q: What are your long range plans?

A: I plan to be a successful veterinarian and hopefully get drafted into the WNBA.

Q: Favorite thing to do to relax?

A: Watch basketball on TV.

Q: Favorite food?

A: Hot wings and steak.

Q: Favorite music?

A: Hip hop and R&B.

Q: Favorite TV show?

A: SpongeBob Square-pants.

Q: So if you were stuck on an island and could only watch one movie, which one would you choose?

A: I would choose two movies. Lion King 1 and Lion King 2.

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