Hard work has payed off for this junior guard. Since 6th grade Ingram has been dedicating his life to basketball. On November 27 against Leto, it payed off; he produced a career high of 33 points with five steals to boot.
“(The first time I touched a basketball) was probably on one of those arcade games,” said Ingram. Apparently it stuck pretty quickly, and in 5th grade Ingram joined an AAU [Amateur Athletic Union] team. Throughout middle school, he constantly attended basketball camps in the area to improve his game. The last two years, that AAU team won back to back state championships with Ingram as an integral part.
“There are some plays run for me, but we usually go to the big men, then they’ll kick it out. That’s where I score,” said Ingram. He attributes the increase in numbers more to an improving shot than anything else.
“Just a lot of shooting, just kept shooting. I had to change my shot two or three times. I used to shoot flat-footed, then I started jumping last year. I also get better shot opportunities,” said Ingram.
Ingram is a starting point guard for his second season this year. Last season the team went 10-10 with a sophomore Ingram at point, the first non-losing season in school history.
He is currently getting no attention at the next level, but the scouts are sure to come as long as Ingram’s exponential production continues. Being a top scorer and able to dunk this year certainly doesn’t hurt in that respect.
Zealand Shannon / Sports Editor