Banner Elk, NC--Today we meet up with 6'4 freshman Aaron Willey
who is seeing significant playing time for the Bobcats. Willey, a
Kingsport, TN native, attended Sullivan South High School playing
for Mark Pendleton, a former player and assistant coach for Coach
Polsgrove. Willey, with 6-8 shooting from the charity stripe,
helped the Bobcats grab a victory over Erskine College on Monday
1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae?
I came to Lees-McRae because I liked the idea of a small
college for a better education and also getting to play
2. How long have you been playing basketball? I have
been playing for 13 years.
3. What are your personal goals for this season?
My personal goals for this season are to stay eligible, shoot at
least 40% from behind the arch at least 60% for field goals, and
maintain over 80% from the charity stripe.
4. What is your favorite memory here at Lees-McRae so
far? My favorite memory is when we got up at 6:00 am and
did fitness routine then went to the track while it was raining and
5. Who has been the most influential person in your
basketball career? The most influential person on my
athletic career was definitely my dad.
6. If you weren't playing basketball, what sport would you
be playing? If I wasn't playing basketball I probably
would play baseball. It's such a relaxed sport.
7. What is your major and what do you plan to do with your
degree? My plan is to major in Political Science and then
enroll in law school.
8. If you could go back to any point in history where
would you go? If I could travel back in time I would go
back to the days when the NBA was fun to watch.
9. What is your favorite book? My favorite book is In
Search of Respect by Philippe Bourgois.
10. What is your favorite food? I love chicken
11. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would
you go? I would travel to London, England.
12. What is one word that describes you and why?