Helena Magazine

Sports Q&A: Mackenzie Meyers, Helena High School senior and basketball player

Published 4:23 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Mackenzie Meyers, Helena High School senior and basketball player talks her involvement in the sport

How have you been enjoying this season so far and how has it been adjusting to coach Graham coming in as coach?

It’s been going pretty good. I think we’re still trying to get used to everything that’s new. But overall, I feel like we’re getting better and making better progress each and every day. It has definitely been a change, but I think it’s one that we needed and I think that it’s going to benefit us in the long run.

How have you seen this program change since he took over?

I feel like we’ve all been better adjusted and we’ve all had better attitudes about going in to practice each and every day. Something we’ve definitely focusing on is looking for the positives and making sure that the positives are what you’re striving toward.

How have you been enjoying this season going into it as a senior?

It’s been a lot of fun. I feel like personally I still have room for improvement, but I feel like I’m taking those steps to get better too. So, I feel like overall it’s been really good.

What are some of the things that you’ve been looking at and improving in your own personal game?

Well, this year I’ve shifted from a post to a guard, so working on my ball handling and my shooting has been my biggest focus. It’s been a change, but I feel like it’s better suited me overall and I feel like it’s made my game a little bit better.

How has it been being with your teammates and playing alongside them for this last season?

It’s been so much fun. Our connections have gotten a lot better this year and so we just really enjoy being around each other.

What are some of your favorite memories from playing basketball?

I have to say definitely one of my most favorite ones is going to area two or three years ago. We just all kind of hung out on the bus rides down there, so you just got to build connections then and then playing in that big arena was a lot of fun too.

What has playing basketball at Helena meant to you? What do you hope to remember the most.

It’s been a lot of learning, like learning how to manage everything, learning how to be a leader, learning how to be put in uncomfortable situations and still persevere through all of this. I hope to remember the community, not just with the coaches, but also with the players and just the sport itself.

What has it meant to you to be able to represent Helena on the basketball court.

It’s been important to me to make sure that the name that I’m wearing on my jersey actually means something. And then I’m living like my school is represented in everything that I do.