Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in rcognition 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/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Jarod Kimmel from Westchester, N.Y.
How long have you been playing basketball for?
I have been playing basketball for eight years.
Who is your coach?
My coach was Coach Danny Vivas.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I just love learning every part of the game from the coaches here. I love to get better every day and I feel like I have.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I usually listen to music before the game.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
I like Tim Duncan.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I just think about how it is going to help me in the future.