HARLINGEN — The Harlingen South Hawks have gotten off to a strong start in District 32-6A play.
The Hawks are currently 4-0 in league play and will host BrownsvilleRivera at 6 tonight.
Senior guard Chanz Love has provided the Hawks with a steady hand and is averaging 10.9 points per game while averaging 4.5 rebounds a game.
The Valley Morning Star had a chance to catch up with Love.
Q: The team is off to a 4-0 start in district play. What have been some keys to the strong start?
A: Buckling down on the defensive end. As a team we take pride on that side of the court and trying to limit the opposing team to 10 points or less.
Q: Harlingen South has a lot of history when it comes to boys basketball. What is it like being a part of the program?
A: Being a part of this program has been a great experience for me and I couldn’t be happier with getting to the varsity level, and being a part of the program for a few years. I can clearly see why it’s such a great program and it’s because of our great coaches, who are great mentors, not only in basketball, but in life as well.
Q: You didn’t start playing basketball until your freshman year. What sports did you play before?
A: I used to play baseball and football.
Q: What made you want to play basketball?
A: One of my cousins had came down from California and he would want me to go to the gym with him everyday to watch him play, and I quickly fell in love with the sport and became interested in learning to play it.
Q: Would you rather, have a phone that never runs out of battery or always have free Wi-Fi?
A: I’d rather have a phone that never runs out of battery
Q: What is the toughest gym to play in and why?
A: The toughest gym to play in would be Brownsville Hanna’s gym. The rims are very loose and a little lopsided. It’s also dark inside.
Q: Tell us something about yourself that we probably do not know?
A: I don’t use a pillow when I sleep.
Q: Do you have a nickname and, if so, what is it and how did you get it?
A: Baby Chanz because I have baby fever all year round.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone in history who would it be and why?
A: I would have dinner with my Uncle Eli, who passed away before I was born. I would’ve loved to sit and get to know him.