Today we begin a series of Up Close & Personal interviews
with the Lees-McRae men's basketball team. First up is Ochigbo
Ameh, a 6'9 transfer from Newman University (Kansas) and a native
of Lagos, Nigeria. Ameh plays in the center for the Bobcats. Off
the court he is pursuing a degree in sociology.
1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae
College? I came because of the head coach and to be a
part of the basketball program.
2. What are you most looking forward to this
season? I am looking forward to winning the conference and
playing in the tournament.
3. In which part of the game does your strength
lie? I believe my strength is in my defensive play.
4. Who has had the biggest impact on your basketball
career? My previous coaches, my former teammates and God
have all had a big impact on my basketball career.
5. What is your favorite part about being a member of
the Bobcat basketball team? I like getting to know my
coaches and teammates.
6. What personal and team goals have you set for this
season? I want to work and play hard.
7. What is the biggest mental challenge you face on the
court? The biggest mental challenge I face on the court
is not wanting to lose.
8. Who has been the biggest role model in your life?
How? My parents…They have stood by me when I
needed them and have encouraged me to stick to my dream.
9. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon?
My idea of a perfect afternoon is getting ready for workouts.
10. If you could try something new today what would you
try and why? I would want to reach out to the less
privileged in society because I think that they need all the
support they can get.
11. Who is your favorite NBA player and why?
Tracy McGrady…He is versatile and can play all positions for
his size. Hakeem Olajuwon…He is very skilled, has good post
moves and can play defense.