Mustang’s Jaki Rollins: Athlete Spotlight Presented By BancFirst

Mustang has a proud tradition of girl’s basketball and this year’s team is looking to add to that legacy. One young player in particular is trying to lead her team to the state tournament and build on their own legacy. Jaki Rollins is a sophomore, but started playing basketball when she was in the fourth grade. The 2-guard never stops working, looking for that perfect shot.

“What I like about my position as a 2-guard is not only do I have a better angle of attacking the basket and creating a shot for myself, but it’s more comfortable for me to call an offense for my team without worrying about handling the ball and thinking at the same time,” said Rollins.

Also a track athlete, Rollins can push the pace and wear down an opponent with her athleticism. But she is a team player and she loves how competitive her teammates are on the court.

“What I love about my teammates on the floor is that they are competitive, love the game, and want to win just as much as me. We all also have created a good habit of picking ourselves/each other up on the court. Off the court I love all the different personality on the team and our mentality of when we know when if it’s the right time to be goofy or to be serious,” said Rollins.

Academic are a priority as well. Rollins believes the grades come before buckets.

“For me academics come before basketball and I plan to start a career in interior designing after I graduate,” said Rollins.

Rollins said her parents are big influencers in her life, on and off the court. When she’s not playing basketball you can usually find her spending time with family and going to the mall.