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Jimmy Paprocki
Jimmy Paprocki
Year: Senior
Hometown: Berkley, Mich.
High School: Bishop Foley
Major: Economics
Team: Basketball
Minor: Political Science
Internship: Aerotek

What is your favorite sports moment at K?
Beating Monmouth in Memphis in overtime last year. I set a drag screen for Adam Dykema and he hit the pull up jumper to win it.

What is your most memorable academic experience at K?
A quarter-long project for Dr. Berry's Voting, Campaigns, and Elections class during the 2016 election.

Why did you choose to attend Kalamazoo College?
I chose to come to K for its academic reputation and the opportunity to play basketball.

What do you enjoy most about road trips during your season?
Sleeping.

What is your least favorite thing about road trips during your season?
Not being able to sleep because the seats are a literal pain in the butt.

Who is your all-time favorite athlete and why?
Wilt Chamberlain. He is not only the greatest basketball player of all time, but the best athlete of all time as well. Show we where Michael Jordan played 48.5 minutes a game for a whole season; I'll wait. Former Tigers pitcher Phil Coke is a close runner up. he always played with such a unique excitment for the game. He'd sprint out onto the mound coming out of the bullpen and violently point at fly balls as they were hit. He had the attitude of a Little Leaguer who just happened to be playing major league ball. That's something I don't think I've seen since.

What is your favorite class and why?
Constitutional Law. I enjoyed thinking through the work of the class and it piqued my interest in law. Fiscal and Monetary Policy with Dr. Apps is another favorite.

Who is your favorite professor and why?
Dr. Justin Berry in the political science department. He promotes an open, honest, and respectful dialogue in classes in which it would be tempting to do otherwise.

Other than the sport you play, what other sports activity are you good at?
I used to be a decent pitcher in high school only because I have a good arm. I hit just about every other kid, though, and I had no idea where the ball was going when I threw it.

Is there another game in which you dominate? (card games, lawn games, pool, darts, etc.)
Euchre and NCAA Football 12 for PS3.

Outside of sports, what is your favorite hobby?
Listening to music and watching sports.

What is your favorite meal in the cafeteria?
French toast sticks.

What do you enjoy most about practice?
Working the U.

What do you like least about practice?
Being sore afterwards.

What are your plans/goals after graduation?
I'm not sure yet, but maybe law school.