Q&A with Harper Peterson


Photo by Jada Duncan.

Q: What does a typical week of training look like for you?
A: I train at 5 a.m. before school and then after school and after volleyball practice. 

Q: How do you keep yourself motivated when your schedule gets difficult to manage?
A: I know my ultimate dream — my goal — and I want to achieve it, so it keeps me moving.

Q: Was there ever a point when all the training felt like it was too much to handle?
A: Yes, I was really struggling with everything and wasn’t good with my time management so between school, basketball and just life, I was very stressed. It definitely took a lot to overcome that dead spot of being burnt out.

Q: What has been the coolest part about receiving all the offers from colleges?
A: Just getting to meet all the colleges and then knowing that all my hard work has paid off.

Q: What about basketball do you love so much that keeps you playing?
A: Just the feeling of stepping on the court and knowing this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. It just makes me so happy, and to do it for my parents because my dad played college basketball and I want to follow in his footsteps. To play college ball for him and for my mom would be amazing because they have been there for me through thick and thin.