McDonogh's 5'11" wing Maya Wynn has decided to take St. Francis University up on their offer. The sharp shooting 2014 talked about her plans for her senior season and why she chose St. Francis.
695: How did you get started playing ball?
Maya: I grew up with an older sister that played basketball and a father that coached, so one day he needed an extra player and decided to put me in a jersey. I was only 6 years old with no experience and I’ve been playing basketball ever since.
695: Have you tried any other sports?
Maya: When I was little I played soccer and now I play volleyball and do track and field.
695: Do you have any other hobbies besides basketball?
Maya: Some of my hobbies are ceramics and baking.
695:Who is your favorite player?
Maya: My favorite player is Dirk Nowitzki, I love his three point shot and his ability to shoot over any player.
695: What do you want to add to your game?
Maya: I would like to add more ball handling to my game and a jump shot off the dribble.
695: What type of music do you listen to before a game?
Maya: Before a game I will listen to artists from Beyonce to 2 Chainz. Anything that has an up-tempo beat.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
Maya: I’ve played for the Maryland Sure Shots, Maryland Lady Comets, and The Maryland Pride.
695: What are your goals for your senior season at McDonogh?
Maya: My goals for my senior season are to make the All-Conference team and to win the IAAM A conference championship.
695: What is your favorite food and who do you like to cook it?
Maya: My favorite food is Chicken Alfredo and I prefer my parents to cook it.
695: What is the last good book you read?
Maya: The last book I read was "The Last Picture Show” by Larry McMurtry.
695: Talk about the recruiting process and how you chose St. Francis...
Maya: The recruiting process was very cut throat. I went on many unofficial visits, but after the July period was over I took my last visit to St. Francis University. I fell in love with the people on campus because it reminded me so much of my high school McDonogh. The girls were great and the coaches were thrilled to have me. St. Francis is a very small school, which I like, but it contains people that show a lot of support to the women’s basketball team. I believe that at St. Francis I will improve as a player and contribute towards more championships for the program.
695: Thanks and good luck.
Maya: Thank you.