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Jorge Mejia of Mexico City, Mexico wins IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Cindy Yu
Jorge Mejia of Mexico City, Mexico wins IMG Academy Basketball Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. 

The IMG Academy Basketball winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 12 is 13-year-old Jorge Mejia from Mexico City, Mexico.

How long have you been playing basketball for?

I've been playing basketball for three years.

What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite things about IMG Academy are being able to compete against other guys from all around the world and having the opportunity to get better with every single shot I take.

Do you have any pre-game rituals to help you prepare for a big game?

I watch videos to help me prepare for a big game.

What professional athletes inspire you the most?

Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul are the professional athletes that inspire me the most. Kobe Bryant inspires me because he's a very good shooter and Chris Paul inspires me because he's very good at dribbling and crossovers. 

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

After I win a game, I'm happy and I start jumping and celebrating.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Watching another guy make a shot and believing that I can do it too, even better, motivates me to push through a tough practice.

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