I caught up with 2011 SG Jake Kocher of Austin St. Michael's for this segment of D1 Nation Real Talk. Kocher (below) shown doing what he does best-scoring from any angle, anywhere on the floor.
1. What are some of your hobbies outside of basketball?
Fishing and tennis
2. What’s your favorite subject at school?
3. What music are you listening to before a game?
Elton John and Billy Joel
4. Who’s your favorite NBA player from Texas?
5. List some goals you’ve set for this year.
Sign a Division 1 scholarship, finish well in school, and win a state championship
6. What’s the most memorable moment in your high school career?
Senior night with my brother
A buzzer beater against Travis High to win the Marble Falls tourny
8. What college or NBA player do you model your game after?
I like Steve Nash’s ability to create plays, but I also TRY to use some of the moves Larry Bird used in his day
9. Who are the top 5 colleges recruiting you the hardest?
Texas State, Stephen F Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Central Missouri, St Edwards
10. List the Top 6 players in Austin/San Antonio right now.
Deon Mitchell is number 1, Eric Mclellan, Jonathon Holmes, Jacquarius Daniels, Paul Baxter, and Cole Martinez
11. If you won a $1,000,000 what would you do with it?
I would donate a large sum of it to a cancer foundation in order to find a cure for bone cancer for my grandfather and put the rest away for my kids
12. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Hopefully playing basketball in Europe or being a successful business man