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Meet the men’s captains

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Photo by Luke Malanga ’20

Javon Baumann, Lamarr Kimble, and Brendan Casper

How did you feel when you found out you were voted a captain by your teammates?

Lamarr Kimble: I definitely appreciated it a lot. It definitely was a blessing coming from my teammates, one of those player votes, that they trusted me to be a captain at the age that I’m at.

Brendan Casper: It was definitely an honor to represent these guys in that locker room. We created a bond over my last four years here, and I’ve become very close friends with a lot of them. It feels great to know that they respect me enough to vote me as a captain and be a leader of this team.

Javon Baumann: I was happy. It was great that the team would select me to do that. I’m proud of myself. It’s just great to hear that they trust me.

What does being a team captain mean to you?

LK: It means a lot. First, it comes with a lot of responsibilities, but it just means leadership on and off the court—being an example, and not just talking about it, but showing it, too.

BC: It’s an honor. It really is. To be picked as one of the few guys in that locker room to represent St. Joe’s basketball is a great honor. After my four years here, we’ve had a lot of success. We’ve won two Atlantic 10 Championships. I’ve seen the captains who’ve comcame through here. A couple of them are in the NBA now and they’re doing great things, so it’s just an honor to be named a captain.

JB: A lot of responsibility. Being a leader and keeping up and helping teammates.

What are your goals for yourself and the team this season?

LK: The goal is definitely to win every game possible, so we’re looking at the next game and every game, we’re trying to win that one, and then on to the next one. That’s definitely the goal, minimu loses and try to make it back to another A-10 Championship.

BC: As a team, we want to get better every day and win as many games as we can and compete. A lot of people are counting us out, losing DeAndre’ [Bembry] and Isaiah [Miles] and Aaron [Brown]. Our thing is just get better with who we have and win games and compete. We know what we have here and we know we can compete with any team in the league. Personally, I just want to help the team any way I can, whether that’s off the bench, whether that’s in practice, in the locker room, being a leader. I’ll do anything we can to start winning. All I want to do is win.

JB: Going to the tournament again [and] winning an A-10 Championship. And just improving as a team—as a whole.

What are you most looking forward to this season?

LK: I’m looking at the experience. We’re a new team. We’re young. There are a lot of new faces new faces in here—a lot of people left. I’m looking at the challenge of proving all the doubters wrong.

BC: Finishing my career on a strong note. This is my last year of basketball of my life. I’ve been playing since I was six years old and I’m 22 now. Once March comes around, it’s over, it’s done. So I’m going to enjoy every practice I have, every game I have, every moment I have, because I never know when my last practice or game is going to be. I’m just going to take it all in, soak in the moments and it enjoy it all.

JB: Playing with my teammates. It’s my last season, so I’m just really looking forward this year to play basketball with a great team

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