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Q&A with Lincoln-Way West’s Amanda Hozzian

01/07/2013, 7:21pm CST
By Tim O’Brien

Lincoln-Way West senior guard Amanda Hozzian checks in for a Q&A.

Amanda Hozzian, of Lincoln-Way West, for winter photo day at Andrew H.S., Sunday, November 18th, 2012 in Tinley Park, IL. | Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media

A senior guard, Hozzian averages 10 points per game and is among the area leaders in three-pointers.

Pressure to step up as a senior?

I’m one of the oldest people playing on a pretty young team. I think they look up to me and how practices should be run. The younger girls are really stepping up and showing they can be a part of this team.

West shoots a lot of three-pointers. Is it a fun system to run?

It’s fun because we are so small. Our tallest girl is 5-foot-9, and we’re going up against 6-foot players. We have good shooters who can all shoot the three so that makes it fun.

Always been a good shooter?

It’s a lot of work. I go to shooting lessons. I was tall growing up, and I used to play down low (in the post). Then I started playing guard and the shot came around. It was nice.

Snap your finger and your game improves. What do you pick?

Defense. I struggle. There’s something about it. It’s my weakness.

Pick someone from another team you want on yours. Who do you pick?

Lincoln-Way North’s Taylor Boardman (2012), a freshman at Carthage. We could play her in the post.

Have a New Year’s resolution?

Running again. I used to run a lot.

Who is your celebrity prom date?

Kip Moore. He’s a country singer.

Best Christmas present you got?

I got these sick Under Armour sweatpants. I love any clothes.

Have you picked a college?

I’m still looking, but I’d like to play basketball. I’m looking at Carroll and Carthage.

What will you remember most about Lincoln-Way West?

How much school spirit we have. We’re crazy, and I love it. Everyone is happy and everyone is friendly.

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