Roquemore Enjoys Time with Teammates
Evan Roquemore (ER), a 2010 graduate of Foothill High School in Henderson, Nev., lettered three years on the varsity basketball, track and field and tennis teams and is a freshman on the men's basketball team. Roquemore, who is in summer school at Santa Clara this summer recently visited with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com to let the fans and alums in on a few secrets. Read on to find out more about one of the newest Bronco on the Mission campus and why he can't wait to play in front of the Ruff Riders (right).
SCU: Why did you decide to come to Santa Clara?
ER: I chose Santa Clara because of the relationship my parents and I had developed with Coach Ware and the location of the school. I wanted to play somewhere that everyone involved in my life could come see me play.
SCU: So far, what are a few things you have enjoyed at Santa Clara? The open gym? Your class? Getting to know the guys?
ER: I've enjoyed being around all the guys and getting used to the level of play in open gym because of the increased speed and the talent level.
SCU: What is your major and what do you think you would like to do when you graduate?
ER: Mechanical engineering is my major and one day I hope to be able to make lots of money with my knowledge by either having my own company or working for an already popular engineering business.
SCU: What have you learned in open gym so far? Like something that you have learned on the basketball court since you have been here and also something off the court? Maybe something from head strength coach Joe Siara or one of your teammates?
ER: In open gym one of the most important things I've learned is how to work at my own pace and make decisions on my own time. Off the court some good advice Coach Siara gave me was eat as much as possible because I need it!
SCU: Who is your mentor on the team?
ER: Troy Payne is my mentor because he spends the most time explaining things to me on and off the court and he looks out for me.
SCU: This team has young men from literally all over the world this year. Kind of cool isn't it? Any good stories yet?
ER: It's really cool we have people from all over the world, but I haven't heard any crazy stories yet.
SCU: Do you have any siblings you want to make a shout-out to?
ER: I have a younger sister named Katelynn she is 12 and is going to be a seventh grader. I also have a younger brother named Jace he is nine and going into the fourth grade.
SCU: Your parents are both middle school basketball coaches, correct? Would you like to walk in their footsteps one day? What is something they have taught you?
ER: Both of my parents are coaches and they taught me that if you put in the time eventually you will get what you want out of it. It would be nice to be a coach but I'd like to do it on a higher level if possible.