Brittany Watts, Arundel, basketball

Q&A --

December 20, 2006|By PAT O'MALLEY | PAT O'MALLEY,Sun Reporter

Afour-year varsity athlete in basketball and volleyball, Arundel senior Brittany Watts is hoping to end her high school basketball career the same way it started - with a state championship. Watts, a 5-foot-7 guard, is a four-year starter in volleyball and she was named all-County in that sport this fall. She carries a 3.56 grade point average and hopes to play either basketball or volleyball in college.

Which sport do you think you will play in college?

I don't know. I'm hoping for a scholarship, and if I can get a scholarship in one of the two, that's the one I will play. Virginia State and Eastern Kentucky are volleyball possibilities. For basketball, it's American U. or Villa Julie as the possibilities.

What would you major in?

Psychology is what I will take because I want to figure out why people do the things they do.

What's it been like playing basketball for coach Lee Rogers?

He molds you. Mr. Rogers made me a stronger person on and off the court and [taught me] to stay focused and be consistent.

Do you feel that your team has a swagger because of its year-in, year-out success?

Oh yes. When we play AAU or somewhere else, people say things like, `If she is an Arundel girl, you know she has to be tough.' We like that kind of reputation. Around school, everybody from the teachers to the students are into Arundel girls basketball.

Arundel lost in the Class 4A state semifinals to Gaithersburg last year. How much incentive does that give for this season?

If we don't make it to the state championship, we will be very disappointed because we put in the hard work and are dedicated.

Is this Arundel team good enough to go all the way?

Yes. We have so many different weapons - speed, size, and our big girls are really fast, too. People don't realize how fast they are. All of the seniors want to go out as state champions. My mom says she is not taking down the Christmas tree until we win the state title.

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