Whether it’s scoring a basket, getting a rebound or making a steal, Jami Nobbe wants to help the Seymour girls basketball team any way she can.
“My job is to keep the tempo of the game and keep the other team from scoring and get rebounds,” she said. “I look for the open players to make passes.”
Nobbe began playing basketball in sixth grade in Seymour and always has been a post player.
She said practice is important, and she enjoys playing against her cousin, Makenna Fee, every day in practice.
“From what the coaches say, the way you practice is the way you play, so practice is a big part of our game plan,” Nobbe said. “We go over a lot of what the other teams do.”
The senior feels like it is easier to get her shots off against man-to-man defense.
“I kind of like facing man-to-man because then you kind of stick with one person,” Nobbe said. “I like shooting jump shots. I like shooting the 15-footers when I can.”
She said she feels the Owls need to adapt to different offenses to be effective.
“It varies from team to team,” Nobbe said. “I’m usually in the back when we press. I can see the whole floor, so my job is to tell who’s coming up from the back.”
Nobbe enjoys playing in the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.
“I actually like the home games because there is a bigger crowd, and more students come to cheer,” she said. “I like the Saturday (afternoon) games because there are more people that come to the games.”
She said her favorite away gym is Jeffersonville.
The Owls will play tonight and Saturday and will play three games in two days Dec. 28 and 29 in the East Central Tournament.
Nobbe said playing games in consecutive days is a challenge.
She said the schedule the Owls face will definitely prepare them for the sectional.
“This year, we took out a couple teams,” Nobbe said. “We don’t play Borden, and we picked up Greensburg, and they’re really good. We’ve picked up tougher teams.”
One of the draws to the sport for Nobbe is the off-court relationships.
“I enjoy that we act more like a family setting,” Nobbe said. “If you have a problem, the coaches are there for you, and the team is there for you.”
Nobbe said you have to have believe in yourself in any sport you play.
“You have to be positive,” she said. “You really can’t have a bad attitude in basketball because it will reflect on how the refs will call things. If you mess up, you just have to let it go and focus on the future.”
She has enjoyed being a student at Seymour.
“I’ll remember the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had,” Nobbe said. “We have a lot of different organizations, and there are a variety of things to do.”
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Name: Jami Nobbe
School: Seymour High School
Parents: Wendy and Byron Nobbe
Sport: Basketball, four years
Athletics highlights: 2015-16 HHC champions, 2017 Salem Shootout champions
Organizations: National Honor Society, choir, yearbook, SADD, DARE, chamber choir
Plans after high school: Attend University of Evansville
Favorite food: Tenderloin
Favorite TV show: “The Good Doctor”
Favorite group: AC/DC
Favorite movie: “Star Wars”
Favorite athlete: Tamika Catchings