Basketball Q and A’s with Haley Gerrin and Jordan Session

Jordan Session puts up a jump shot against University of Louisiana Monroe Photo by Dayne Francis | The Signal
Haley Gerrin shooting a free throw. Photo Submitted | Georgia State Athletics
Haley Gerrin shooting a free throw.
Photo Submitted | Georgia State Athletics

Haley Gerrin

How does it feel to be able to get back on the court this year and see increased minutes every single week?

Gerrin: It feels good. Didn’t know if I was going to get back, but I’m glad to be back, improving and helping my teammates out.

How frustrating is it for you, your three years here, to have two years where you were battling injuries on-and-off?

Gerrin: It’s frustrating, but it’s kind of humbling too, because you’ve just got to work harder. My teammates have helped me a lot through it and the coaches have been working with me, so-very humbling. It’s made me a better person.

How do you feel about the team? You all are starting to turn the corner now. You all have a winning record now, so how do you feel about the team’s momentum at this point?

Gerrin: Pretty good, we just have to keep that momentum, we can’t let our head get big about it, but if we keep rolling with it we’ll be okay.

As far as the rest of athletics, with the football team going to the bowl game, men’s basketball doing what they did last year, how do you all feel about how’ll you deal with that pressure?

Gerrin: We have big shoes to fill, but I mean there’s no pressure, because…I mean we just have to go out there and play.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Gerrin: An elementary school teacher. But now, I’ve changed and I want to be an accountant.

Is math your favorite subject?

Gerrin: Yes, I love math. That’s my best subject.

What’s your favorite math problem?

Gerrin: Algebra.

Favorite dance?

Gerrin: I don’t dance.

Favorite song?

Gerrin: Don’t really have a favorite, but…nah, I don’t really have a favorite, I just go with the flow.

If you could play 1-on-1 with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Gerrin: Maya Moore, because she’s the best.

Have you ever met Maya Moore?

Gerrin: No, but I’ve been to the high school where she played and I know a lot of people that know her. She’s a very nice inspiration and good at basketball.

Have you ever played point guard in your life?

Gerrin: No.

What’s your ultimate goal for this season?

Gerrin: Have a winning season. Our team goal is to win the conference and get a ring.

Favorite Restaurant?

Gerrin: Chipotle.

Favorite part about coming to Georgia State?

Gerrin: The city.

What’s your favorite part about the city in Atlanta?

Gerrin: Seeing all of the big buildings and lights at night.

Jordan Session dribbles a ball during a Georgia State basketball game. Photo by Dayne Francis | The Signal
Jordan Session dribbles a ball during a Georgia State basketball game.
Photo by Dayne Francis | The Signal

Jordan Session

Coming from a winning program in high school, how important was it for you to join another winning program going into college?

Session: Once you get used to winning, you get accustomed to having success. You know, I want to be around people that want to win and this is a winning team.

How do you feel about your increased role, which began at the end of last season when Ryan Harrow was out due to injury?

Session: This year, we have a lot of new pieces. There’s been a lot of figuring out guy’s roles, minutes…but we have such a good team where this year it’s just about getting it done. Whenever your name gets called, you got to be able to get it done. That’s how we all win. Whether we play five minutes, one minute or 30 minutes. Everyone’s all in, we’re just trying to win.

As far as getting it done, what do you feel like your role is in helping this team win today and in the future?

Session: Just being vocal. Just playing hard. Just bringing energy plays. Whatever we need. Whether we need a rebound, a bucket, anything. Anything to bring energy to the team and lift us up.

What was the main decision to help you choose Georgia State?

Session: It was close to home. Close to my mom and I chose Ron Hunter and his coaching staff.

What’s your favorite part about Ron Hunter?

Session: How energetic-he’s very energetic. He’s very aggressive in a good way. He’s very enthusiastic and does everything with a lot of energy and as a player, you can respect that a lot.

What’s your favorite Ron Hunter moment?

Session: [Laughs] oh man, it’s so many of them, it’s going to be hard to pick. [Laughs] when me and him got into it in practice one time. We went back and forth, then after, he came up, talked to me, hugged me and we talked it out. He told me he wanted to coach me and everything like that. He’s just a great energetic guy and I’m an energetic guy, so we clash heads sometimes, but it’s knowing he’s a great coach and he’s there for me. It helps a lot.

We heard you had a lot of jokesters on the team, who’s the biggest jokester?

Session: The biggest jokester…you won’t believe me, but Isaiah Dennis. Isaiah Dennis is a goofy guy.

How much do you and RJ still talk to this day?

Session: We still talk about once a week, once every two weeks. I’ll check on him, he’ll check on me. He’ll keep me up, I’ll tell him good game. He’s doing real well with the Celtics and I’m happy for him.

Jordan Session looks on during warm ups. Photo by Dayne Francis | The Signal
Jordan Session looks on during warm ups.
Photo by Dayne Francis | The Signal

Where do you see yourself in three years when you graduate at Georgia State?

Session: Hopefully making some money somewhere playing basketball. Hopefully, but you never, I’ll keep working, we’ll see.

How does it feel being one of the top Twitter philosophers in the state of Georgia?

Session: [Laughs] I’m big on Twitter. I like looking at people’s opinions and they kind of like having a winning program here, so they kind of mess with me a little on Twitter, but I get it from Kevin Ware. He put me on the Twitter game.