Playmaker Profile: Augie Palmer Q & A


Lili Moesnner

Augie Palmer ’25 shoots a free throw in the game against Liberty.

Lauren Koch and Thomas Ksobiech

Q: What has been your favorite moment during this season?

A: I thought it was really funny when we all got in trouble, so we had a team talk and came back in the gym holding hands.

Q: What do you think is the largest contributor to your individual success at scoring this season?

A: I work a lot in the offseason, constantly getting shots up. My coach’s push me to getter better and continue to shoot in games. 

Q: What has the adjustment to a new school been like? How has it been different? How have you been able to adapt?

A: It’s been really different. It was scary to think about but it wasn’t hard to adapt because everybody helped me find friends and stuff, it became easier to fit in that way. 

Q: What advice would you give to people who are trying to get better? What advice would you give to incoming middle schoolers about the differences between high school basketball and middle school basketball?

A: The competition between middle school and high school is very different. Just keep it up, push through the hard stuff and come in with a positive attitude everyday, because you can’t give up the game.  

Q: How do you prepare yourself before games? Do you have any pre game rituals or traditions? Do you have a specific pre game meal or song?

A: A nice Dr Pepper is a good pregame drink, and then I usually listen to music and just get in the zone.

Q: What challenges have you faced this season? How have you been able to overcome these challenges and obstacles?

A: Playing with brand new people and a brand new team has been challenging, but I think we are getting better at playing together as one. 

Q: What are your plans for the future including basketball? 

A: My goal is to play division one, I would like to go somewhere outside of Iowa. 

Q: Who have been your main influences in your basketball career?

A: My parents probably, they’re always pushing me to get into the gym. 

Q: Who have been your biggest supporters throughout your basketball career?

A: Also my parents, they come to all of my games and they take me practice. They know how hard I work in the offseason and have continued to push me and have  always been there for me every step of the way.