Alvarez Playing Basketball at Dakota College
Molokai High School basketball alumni Mark Alvarez is attending Dakota College at Bottineau, North Dakota as a freshman, and is playing basketball for the Jacks. The Molokai Sports Report got a chance to do a Q&A with Mark last weekend.
- How have you adjusted to leaving Molokai and college life? “Adjusting to college life was challenging, mainly because of homesickness and balancing school, basketball and fun. I miss my family so much but I am thankful for the technology and they are only a FaceTime away.”
- How has your basketball season been going and how is it different from high school basketball? “Im glad I pursue my dream to play at the collegiate level and got into the best basketball JUCO program at Dakota College. My coaches are former Division 1 players so they run and treat practice like were in a same atmosphere. Basketball season has been great, so far we’re 5-0. We have a special group of guys; some teammates are top best players recruit on their respective states but were all on the same mission to make history. Personally, I got short stints in games so I made sure to value every moment to contribute and get my average up on my floor time.”
- Give me the specifics on your major and what some of your goals are? “I am majoring in nursing and aspiring to be a Registered Nurse. As of now I’m taking classes that will work my way through towards getting into the nursing program by next year.”
- Anything else you’d like to say to your Alma Mater? “To all the MHS student athletes: Put all the focus on your effort, it is the only thing you can control. Aloha and Go Farmers!!!!”