Love helping Hawks to strong 4-0 district start

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.