Jamison Guerra averaged a 6A-leading 6.6 assists per game as a junior. (Photo by Amy Bergstrom)
Jamison Guerra averaged a 6A-leading 6.6 assists per game as a junior. (Photo by Amy Bergstrom)

[Editor’s note: “Take Five” is a recurring feature designed to offer a quick look at some of Oregon’s most interesting high school sports standouts. Today, we introduce you to Jamison Guerra, a senior on the Sherwood basketball team who twice has been First Team All-League and last year was Second Team All-State after leading Oregon 6A in assists per game. We asked Guerra to answer five questions from the 25 we sent his way. This is how he responded…]

OSAAtoday: What kind of coach gets the best out of you as a player?

Jamison Guerra: Definitely a coach who holds me accountable and to a very high standard; a coach who demands the best out of me every day (much like the coach I play for now). If my coach doesn't allow me to play below a certain level then it will only make me better.

OSAAtoday: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Guerra: I would want the power to grow as big as I want because then I would make myself 6'5" and that's all I would use the power for. I'm about 5'11" right now so you can see how it would be nice to be taller. I might grow a little taller if we had a big game coming up or something.

OSAAtoday: What is one interesting or unusual thing people don't know about you?

Guerra: Last year I started playing for our tennis team in the spring and earned First Team All-League for singles and got to play in the state tournament. I lost in the first round but it was still pretty fun. I've played tennis a few times casually in the past but never in a competitive match so it was a fun new experience and I made some new friends. 

OSAAtoday: What Olympic sport do you think you'd be worst at and why?

Guerra: I would say ice hockey because I never have ice skated and on top of that I would have to focus on hitting the puck and hitting other people at the same time. I don't think my balance would be good enough and I would probably struggle a lot to stay upright while getting bumped around.

OSAAtoday: Who is your celebrity crush and why?

Guerra: My celebrity crush would have to be Kendall Jenner, she seems like a really fun interesting person. She's also a model so I feel like that would make me pretty popular if I was dating her.

Read other Take Five articles published in connection with the 2019-2020 school season:

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Siuslaw harrier Brendon Jensen

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Lake Oswego runner Brogan Deem-Ranzetta

St. Mary's Academy long distance runner Fiona Lenth

Heppner hooper Madelyn Nichols

Sherwood swimmer Hunter Stewart

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South Salem swimmer Julian Melton

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Wilsonville wing Keegan Shivers

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