If you’re looking for a team theme or mission statement from the Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) basketball team, you’ve come to the wrong place. That’s because the Gaels have adopted an old school, “go hard” philosophy.
In Eastbay’s Preparation Nation series, Bishop Gorman head coach Grant Rice says, “When we’re in the weight room, we’re going to go hard. When we’re on the track, we’re going to run hard. When we’re in the gym, we’re going to put in the work.”
Rice displays a calm and cool demeanor coaching the Gaels, ranked No. 4 in USA Today‘s Super 25 pre-season rankings. He doesn’t need to ride his team. The Gaels have won three consecutive Nevada state titles and return two of the country’s top-ranked players in Chase Jeter, a 6-foot-10 power forward and Duke commit, and 7-foot center Stephen Zimmerman.
This dynamic duo set the tone from the first whistle and they bring it all the way through the final rep of each and every practice. Their relentless work ethic flows down through the rest of the team.
Rice says, “Whether you’re playing 25 minutes a game or five minutes a game, when you’re in there for that stretch, you need to give maximum effort.”
In a city where everyone comes to play, Bishop Gorman embraces hard work. Rice and his players know it will pay off in the long run.
See how other elite high school teams prepare at Eastbay’s Preparation Nation.