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 Sparta guard Jack Cavanaugh. The STRAPPED junior is known for getting hot fast on the court, averaging 16 points per game this year. Jack also has 5 games this year that he's hit three 3 pointers made in a game or more. He's also knocked down 5 threes in a game twice this year. Enjoy the jams from the junior guard below.
Thoughts before the game: My mentality Before the game is to make sure all my teammates are on the same page and I have to get completely locked in mentality on winning the game. The music helps me not think about anything but the task at hand
On the bus rides for away games: On the road I just tell myself to not worry about what people are saying before the game and to keep the crowd out of my head. All that matters is keeping a great attitude so that my team can do everything we can to win
As told to by Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Huncho Jack, Travis Scott and Quavo - Huncho Jack
I love the whole album, but this song is particular because it has my name in it. I also like to think of myself as a leader.
Drake - God's Plan
It's an instant classic and always gets my mind right. What Drake did with the music video speaks to his character as well.
Young M.A. - Walk
She's very underrated and her music never disappoints.
Tay K - The Race
Tay K had the hit of the year with this song. This song has the best beat out right now.