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February 17, 2010 > Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Jeremiah Herzog

Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Jeremiah Herzog

This week the player spotlight shines on Jeremiah Herzog.

Herzog, 16, has competed in baseball league play and soccer school leagues, but basketball is truly the sport of his passion.

Playing basketball since the third grade, Jeremiah began making his mark with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYU) at age eight. Later contributing to the Bay Area Wildcats Fremont Off The Chain teams and is now playing for his Fremont Christian High School Warriors varsity team.

Jeremiah loves learning, especially at Fremont Christian, and it shows in his grades. Junior Biotechnology is his favorite course because he gets to work freely in that subject. Jeremiah says that "Freedom to roam without being restrained by a classroom promotes better learning for me."

He also likes Ms. Williams' fun classroom atmosphere. With her guidance, he's well on his way of meeting his goal to become a collegiate-level basketball coach or athletic director soon. This soon-to-be success story is all due to maintaining himself at a high academic standard. Jeremiah proudly sports a 4.0 grade point average and plans to keep it there.

His focus on hobbies is simple and direct. He has one and that's playing more basketball. It keeps him sharp on the game and in peak condition. Herzog plays every chance that he gets and spends his spare time shooting hoops at the Silliman Center in Newark.

When you talk about food Herzog will take it all - the menu at Chili's that is - as he likes absolutely everything on it. Then it's straight to Cold Stone Creamery for a favorite helping of Berry Berry Good ice cream.

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