Letrell West is a guard for the men’s basketball team at The College.
He has been playing basketball since he was 7-years old. He didn’t begin to mix it up with some of the other top players until much later.
“I didn’t start playing high level organized basketball until my sophomore year of high school,” said West.
Letrell said he models his game after some of the best players in the NBA.
“My favorite player is Russell Westbrook. I try to incorporate his downhill style of play and aggression,” he said.
The 6-foot 3-inch guard is willing to do everything it takes to make it to the top.
“To be the best, you have to sacrifice a lot, and it’s a lot of time being put into my game behind the scenes,” he said.
West wants to be as impressive off the court as he is on the court, which he credits his dad for.
“My dad has always stressed to take care of business in the classroom and on the court to put myself in the best position to get a full ride to college,” said West.
Letrell said he would like to transfer to a Division 1 school, but what’s most important to him is being at a place where he’s wanted.
“My goal is to transfer to a program that wants me the most. Every kid wants to play at the Division 1 level, but I love the game and I want to go somewhere that I am wanted and can make an impact on the team’s success,” said West.
According to the NJCAA website, Letrell West is averaging 23.2 points per game during the 2018-19 season.
His performance this year is one of the reasons for his team’s 24-4 record this season.