For many, music is a push factor against the demons of anxiety and nervousness before a competition. For others, a pre-game playlist is a "Secret sauce" used to stir up and release whatever is channeled within them in an effort to lead their team to victory.
Today we begin a new series titled "Gameday Playlist Vibes," which feature must-play pre-game songs from rising basketball stars in New Jersey. Next up is Manasquan forward Faith Masonius. As a sophomore, Faith was an All State selection and played a pivotal role in Manasquan making it to the T.O.C. final. Enjoy the jams from the rising junior forward below.
By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Thoughts: Sitting on the bus on the way to a game can sometimes be stressful or nerve wrecking. When I'm trying to get my mind right before a game I listen to a couple country songs to calm me down. Whether I am in a good mood, bad mood or excited country music always gets me in the right place mentally. A couple songs I listen to before a game are:
1-Keith Urban - Blue Ain't Your Color
2-Florida Georgia Line - This Is How We Roll
3- LANCO - Greatest Love Story
4- Jon Pardi - Dirt On My Boots
5- Maren Morris - 80's Mercedes
In the locker room:
-Let's be honest, you can't get hype before a game listening to country music. Don't get me wrong, I love country music but nothing gets me more hype to go play a basketball game than Cardi B.
One song my team and I always listen to before a game is: Cardi B and 21 Savage - Bartier Cardi