Chase Fairfax Senior Guard for Independence Patriots

Chase Fairfax
Chase Fairfax
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Chase Fairfax is a 6’0” guard who can hit the 3-point shot for the Patriots. He has been involved in the Indy basketball program for four years and on the varsity team since his junior year. His nickname is “Big Snacks” and his teammates enjoy it in particular when he drills a jump shot with a perfect swishing sound during a game.

When it comes to managing his academic requirements and playing basketball he keeps focus on the priorities he must achieve to maintain his eligibility and have a good GPA. He will use an iphone for reminders and keeping notes. Being organized and managing your time effectively is very important as a student athlete.

To maintain and improve upon his skills Chase played Summer AAU basketball with the Charlotte Predators drilling on shooting, footwork, and passing skills. The games were played at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail.
What motivates Chase is his family. My dad in particular is a big motivator for me. I want to do well and support from mom is important too. As an athlete, I’m playing and dedicating my season to my grandpa, who I had shared a very close relationship, said Chase.

After graduation he intends to attend CPCC and then transfer to UNCC locally. He is seriously considering studying engineering as his major in college. He would consider a small school if he receives an opportunity to play at the next level.

Up Close and Personal with Chase:
• Most influential people in his life are his parents, grandpa and coach Davis. Chase wants to emulate his grandfather, he was a great role model, said Chase. Coach has put me on track to succeed in life.
• Favorite college team UNC Chapel Hill basketball.
• Favorite professional teams are the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers.
• Other than basketball his favorite sport is football.
• Best movie is “he Got Game.”
• Likes to listen to RAP.
• Pregame ritual is to go home take a nap and come back relaxed and focused ready to play.
• Favorite academic subjects are history and math.
• Advice for younger student athletes is to take academics seriously, work hard inside and outside of the classroom. Prepare yourself to become the best player you can and don’t take anything for granted.

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