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Interview with Northern Colorado sophomore guard Bodie Hume

As I continue my path through all of the college basketball conferences, I landed out west on a very underrated player. That would be Northern Colorado guard Bodie Hume.

Hume averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in his sophomore season at Northern Colorado. Bodie also went on to take home second team all conference honors as well. He was not alone though.

Bodie had senior teammate Jonah Radebaugh who was on the first team all conference team. He also talks about some of the newcomers on the team plus much more. Here is what we got to talk about.

Personal season recap for Bodie

Q: You ended 2019-20 averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds per game. You also had a season high of 26 points against Portland St on February 10th. And lastly you ended up on the Big Sky’s second all conference team. Looking at some of the your achievements this year how would you describe your season personally?

A: “After looking at my achievements it’s nice to say there was a good jump from my freshman to my sophomore year. Obviously I’ll always want a better year then I had but it was a step in the right direction of where I want to get to personally.”

Bodie’s role at Northern Colorado

Q: You increased in minutes per game from 2018-19 to 2019-20 from 26 to 31. What kind of role did you see yourself in this past season?

A: “Last year I needed to be a guy that could produce for our team! Luckily I wasn’t the only guy with Jonah Radebaugh making a case for being the best player in the big sky, so as long as I could help him and in turn help win my team some games it doesn’t matter who on the team puts up the best numbers”

Quarantine lifestyle

Q: What did you work on the most during quarantine? What was one thing that you wanted to improve on with the time you had at home?

A: “It’s been very hard to find a gym here in Colorado so most of all I’ve been trying to rest my body and be as healthy as I can once we are able to start again! I’ve done many at home workouts and have been running a lot more recently, which has been great to stay in shape as well as get your mind right for what I’m sure is going to be a weird season this upcoming year.”

Heartbreaking news

Q: What was the feeling like in the locker room after hearing that the Big Sky was canceling the tournament?

A: “We had just finished our shoot around and we were all eating breakfast when we found out our tourney was cancelled. You just look around and see how down everyone was and how demoralized they were! I personally was angry because it was an opportunity to show that we were the best team in the Big Sky.”

2019-20 Northern Colorado team

Q: As a team Northern Colorado finished second in the Big Sky with a record of 15-5 and an overall record of 22-9. What was the team bond like at the start of the season? And what was it like as the season progressed?

A: “This last year we had a great team bond and a lot of that came with the new guys we had, like Rodrick McCobb, Greg Bowie, Malcom little, and Cole Nicholson. Every team has there individual cliques but we had a huge one as well that caused us all to be around each other often on and off the court. Once you can all build that bond at each other’s houses as well as in the locker room you know something special is going to happen.”

A new Bodie?

Q: What will we see differently out of you on the court in November? From a fans point of view what will be most improved from this past year?

A: “This upcoming year is going to be a fun one! I had to take a role of being a primary scorer last year and that can only increase! This year a fan should see a great way to play basketball! We have a new coaching staff that believes in me and the team and they’ll allow me to do what I need to do to win! That doesn’t just mean scoring but all facets of the game.”

2020-21 Northern Colorado team

Q: What is the expectation for the 2020-21 Northern Colorado squad?

A: “The expectation is real simple. Our one main goal is winning the Big Sky tournament. We’ve come too close both my years here and haven’t achieved that. We’re a team that expects to win every game and that’s what we’re looking for at every point next season.”

As always this was a very fun interview to conduct because of the sole fact of you just don’t know what different types of players are going to say. For Bodie, it was just not looking at himself, he showed some love for his first team all conference teammate and also talked about the bond with his freshman teammates.

All in all I just want to thank Bodie for being able to take time out of his schedule to answer some of my questions. He had this to say to me, “Thank you for letting me do this interview. Those were some great questions! I hope you got everything you need but let me know if you need anything else. Thanks again” I will be sure to watch Bodie Hume hit the floor come November and wish him the best of luck in the future.

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