Student Spotlight: Athlete Jeremiah Hobbs

While some might know him in math, history, or advanced visual class, Jeremiah Hobbs has been tearing up the basketball court since age five. Jeremiah made the SAAS boys’ varsity team as a freshman and since then has completed three seasons. He is now finishing his final season for the Cardinals as a senior. As an early competitive player, Jeremiah knew that basketball was his destiny. About his early middle school years playing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Jeremiah says, “The amount of time I spent trying to get better made me realize the results hard work and dedication give in any activity.” However, what most people do not know is that being a successful basketball player takes confidence, but not cockiness. Jeremiah also states that one of the hardest parts of being a basketball player is feeling as though he can always do better than his current level.

Jeremiah strives to always do better, whether at games or during practice. The SAAS boys’ varsity basketball team has been a highlight of the Seattle Academy community with their undefeated season in 2012. Jeremiah spoke specifically to this moment saying: “Going undefeated in the regular season was a big accomplishment.”

While his hard work, dedication, and commitment have not been an easy journey, Jeremiah hopes to continue his passion by playing at the collegiate level. “Through basketball I have been able to reach a culture and gain tons of new friends. I couldn't imagine what my life would be like without basketball,” says Jeremiah.