Andrews remains humble after successful freshman season

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Freshman B.J. Andrews, may only be a freshman for the Clarion’s men’s basketball team but, he brings a great amount of talent to this team. “One of my motivations has to be coming from Baltimore, for the amount of kids that don’t make it out of the city I’m thankful for the opportunity I have everyday.” said Brian Jacob “B.J.” Andrews. B.J. Andrews
Andrews is averaging 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists for Clarion on the season.
Starting in high school, Andrews explained how basketball was a process.
His freshman year, he made his high schools varsity team but broke his ankle his first scrimmage.
“All of my freshman year I watched and learned the ins and outs of varsity basketball,” Andrews stated. “Looking back on it, it made me a way better player.”
While playing ball in high school, Andrews achieved was named McDonald’s All American Nominee, a three time all conference player and a 3 year team captain.
Andrews explained it all started with a 12:45 a.m. phone call from Coach Al Modrejewski a week before his commitment to the University of New Hampshire.
“I came to Clarion for a visit, fell in love with the school and the town, and I guess the rest is history,” said Andrews.
When asked about his teammates Andrews said they have been really accepting.
He said, “Whenever I need something or have a question, Mike[Kromka] and Marques  [Jones] and all the older guys are right there to help. Those guys are more like my brothers.”
The season for the Golden Eagles has not been the best.
Andrews expressed that although the rough season the teams chemistry has not changed.
“I think our “never die” attitude comes from our coaching staff. They aren’t going to give up, and neither will we,” he said.
As for himself, Andrews says he needs to work on getting stronger and continuing to be consistent.
“Consistency has probably been the most important word for me. Starting as a freshman my job is to just play my game and continue to learn and get better everyday,” said Andrews. “Everything for me this season has been a learning experience.”
As far as what the team has to work on, Andrews says, “We just have to put more 40 minute games together.”
He said “You can’t play a good 20 minutes and then struggle the next, its all about playing complete game.”
For many, family means everything, and Andrews made it clear that his motivation is his family.
“My mom, dad and little brother keep me going on a daily basis, without them I don’t know where I would be,” said Andrews.
Andrews has been named the PSAC West Freshman of the Week three times this season.
“I feel blessed to win the award, but I have to give all the credit to my teammates and coaches; they put me in the right positions to make plays,” said Andrews. “Without them I would not be able to win the award.”
Andrews said, “Clarion has been everything I wanted it to be and more I couldn’t have asked for a better college.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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