Q&A with Adam SchwartzSenior talks about beating Woodbury, LeBron and ‘Friday Night Lights’
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
East Ridge senior multi-sport standout Adam Schwartz’s high school basketball career came to an end last week with a loss to Roseville in the section tournament.
This basketball season, Schwartz, a 6’1” center, finished second in scoring for the Raptors with a 12.3 points per game average. Schwartz ended his prep hoops career scoring in double figures in seven straight games. He scored a season-high 24 points in the Raptors’ 69-66 conference win over Forest Lake on Friday, Feb. 25, and matched that point total in East Ridge’s 79-71 win over Woodbury in the team’s regular-season finale. Schwartz also played offensive line for the East Ridge football team.
We sat down with one of the Raptors’ top senior athletes to find out more about him on and off the field.
What’s your favorite sports memory?
Beating Woodbury in football.
Do you have one individual performance at a game that sticks out as being a great one?
Scoring 24 points and totaling 11 rebounds versus Woodbury, because the B Squad coach at Woodbury almost cut me in 10th grade.
Do you have one individual performance at a game that sticks out as being a bad one?
The first time we played Roseville. We did not play well.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Listen to music.
What do you like to do off the court?
Hang out with friends.
What’s your favorite TV show?
What’s your favorite movie?
“Friday Night Lights.”
Who’s your favorite athlete?
LeBron James, because of how hard he plays and because he is very exciting to watch.
What’s your favorite sports team? (besides your own)
The Vikings. I love football and the Timberwolves are terrible.
What’s your favorite sport?
Football and basketball, both.
What are your future goals?
I want to graduate from a four-year college, get a good job and raise a family.
What advice do you have for young players?
Work hard and always believe in yourself! If you want it bad enough, with hard work you can achieve anything.