Senior Jose Diego dribbles around a player during a game against Lake County.
Senior Jose Diego dribbles around a player during a game against Lake County.

Breaking records and taking names

Senior Jose Diego Lopez is a great player and friend.

Fast, agile, and all over the place on the court. It may look energetic, but it is also calculated for senior basketballer Jose Diego Lopez who is always thinking about the other players, “I think it’s all about thinking what’s best for the team and not being selfish.”


Josue Diego thinks he has been playing this season because he’s been able to move around this court better but thinks, “I can do better on the defensive end.”


The 2023-2024 season for the boys basketball team has a rough start as they were 0-6 until t their first win against Skyview with a score of 52-19. Josue Diego contributed 5 points and had an AFG% of 50. 


Diego still has hopes that the team will end with a better record than they ended the season off with last year and wants, “to make it to the playoffs.”


Josue Diego said he decided to join the team because “I wanted to get better. And I also wanted to grow as a player.” A testament to his dedication is his averages at the net, including season-high blocks in the recent game as reported by Max Preps


Diego was also a part of the team last year and said that the new players joining the team this year have been, “a great addition to the team.”


Diego trains to better himself as a basketball player, “Conditioning during the spring. We also do workouts during the fall and practice every day during the regular season.”  


“My dad always inspires me to try my best,” Josue said. That is one of the main reasons he has accumulated 77 points throughout the season.


Up next for the team, Arrupe Jesuit on February 1, 2024 at home. The season wraps up in mid-February. 

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