The Lookout page Designer Bayelee Hodge recently spoke with women's basketball player Jada Moorehead. The freshman forward is studying kinesiology at Lansing Community College.
When did you start playing basketball?
"Since I was younger; probably first grade."
What made you want to start playing basketball?
"My dad. He's a basketball fan and he played in college."
Why did you decide to play basketball at LCC?
"I got a scholarship, and my dad said it will be a good fit and it's close to home. And the coach (Layne Ingram) played at Michigan and she can help me get better and (get scholarship) offers."
Why did you decide to play at the next level?
"Basically for school, so I can get paid (with scholarship tuition), but I do like hooping."
How has basketball affected your day-to-day life?
"It makes it so busy, but it's fun, though."
What makes basketball special to you?
Who inspires you?
What is it like being the number one offensive threat on the team?
Is there any advantage to being a left-handed shooter, as you are?
"(It is an advantage in) being able to go by the defender, because it's kind of hard to guard a left-hander when you're use to guarding a right-hander."
Any funny moments in your career?
"This girl pushed me because I got the ball and then she got a tech. I've had a lot of funny moments."
What are your plans after LCC?
"To go to a four-year college after this."