Laurel’s finest: Christian Jones and Layne Willis talk life after basketball

Coaches’ Corner: Special Edition 3/9/17
By: 
GARRETT HARR
Outlook staff writer
Christian Jones and Layne Willis open up before State.
Christian Jones and Layne Willis open up before State.

Christian Jones and Layne Willis are leading an outstanding Locomotives team to State this weekend in Butte. Layne Willis had 30 points in his last game when Laurel took first at Divisionals and Christian Jones has been a human highlight reel all season. He hit the game winner against rival Billing Central in front of his home crowd during the season.

Layne Willis

1. Who was been the most influential person in your life? “My dad. A good mentor and good coach.”
2. Final thoughts on Coach Pat Hansen? “He is a defense-first-minded coach and leaves everything out on the floor.”
3. What will you miss most about high school? “Being young and having no worries.”
4. Who has the better hair? “Me. It’s more natural and carefree.”
5. Where do you think Christian Jones will be five years from now? “Jones will have a full blown afro. Probably have two kids, wifed up and living back in Laurel.”

Christian Jones

1. Who has been the most influential person in your life? “My dad. He always pushed me and encouraged me to be my best.”
2. Final thoughts on Coach Pat Hansen? “He expects a lot out of his players. Helped us improve into our position now.”
3. What will you miss most about high school? “I will miss the sports and being around my friends.”
4. Who has the better hair? “Probably Layne gets more attention, but mine is more clean.”
5. Where do you think Layne Willis will be five years from now? “I think he will be married out in a cabin and fishing his life away.”

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