Northville Basketball Player Profile Grant Mathiesen

It has been quite the year for Northville. After losing four seniors that started, the team had to find some players to step up. One of those players is Grant Mathisen, who says this season has been a learning experience. “This season has been a huge learning experience for me. I’ve learned from my mistakes from last season, and I knew I needed to step up this year. I love my teammates, and playing for each other along with our success has made it such a fun season so far,” Mathiesen said. 

Mathisen says that the biggest part of Northville’s success this year has been how everyone plays for each other. “There have been more talented Northville teams over the years, but what makes us so special is how hard we play and how we play together and as one,” Mathisen commented.

After winning nine in a row, the Mustangs lost two in a row to Salem and Howell. Mathiesen says it gave the team a lot of motivation. “We came out flat in each of the two games and weren’t playing like we know we can play. We also know that there is plenty of seasons left. We know we are a good team, and we had to get that swagger back. I felt like we did that against Brighton and Novi. We pride ourselves on our defense, and we know that we are capable of shutting down any team,” Mathisen added. 

Mathiesen has stepped this season for the Mustangs. He has been a player that teams have to watch out for. “Offensively, I have found my rhythm shooting the ball and with my overall game. I didn’t get much playing time last year, so being able to step into a role and have an impact has helped my confidence. For me, feeling comfortable and confident is key. I also feel like I have stepped into a leadership role with many of the young guys but Dom Rodriguez has been a great leader all year that keeps us all together. It has been such a fun season so far,” Mathiesen stated. 

Mathiesen will miss a lot about high school basketball and will remember everything that made Northville Boys Basketball a success. “I will remember how much I love basketball, my teammates, and coaches. It has been a grind and a journey with its ups and downs, but I’m going to miss playing for this school and playing the sport I love,” Mathisen said.