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.
Below is a interview series called "Gameday Playlist Vibes," which feature must-play pre-game songs from rising basketball stars in New Jersey. Next up is Rutgers Prep floor general Richie Greaves. The crafty guard has been sensational this season. Graves put forth an incredible game against Ranney in the state playoffs, dropping 30 points and 8 assists in the contest. Enjoy the jams from the saavy point guard below.
As told to by Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Thoughts on the bus: The mindset I try to get is to kill everything and get me pumped up. These songs remind me to kill and show people how they not like me. For away games on the bus the mindset I try to have is to block everyone out and be silent killer, I don't listen to no one who tries to throw me off my game or anything in the crowd and to show everyone that I'm all ball no hype at all, go out and do my thing and stay humble.
A Boogie feat. Chief Keef - Glory Bridge
Meek Mill - Levels
A Boogie - Say "A"
Meek Mill- Dreams and Nightmares
50 Cent - U Not Like Me