Enid’s Jadon Dimarucut – Character Counts Presented by Curttright Honda

By Travis Sloat

Enid senior Jadon Dimarucut is eschewing personal goals for his last season of basketball, and is instead helping the team focus on group goals.

“I don’t really know much about my personal goals,” Dimarucut said. “But on the team goals, I’d like us to make a deep run into the playoffs and make state.”

The Plainsman guard said that he loves the game of basketball because of the fast pace, and said his main influence is Muggsy Bogues, the notoriously diminutive point guard who spent the bulk of his NBA playing time with the Charlotte Hornets.

“I first fell in love with basketball when I was in middle school,” he said. “My first time to touch a basketball, I fell in love with it. I also play football, track, and I’m thinking about playing soccer this year also.”

Dimarucut said when he’s not dribbling circles around opponents, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and hanging out with friends.

“If I’m not doing any of that, I really like to sleep,” he said.

Facilitating the offense involves being a leader, and Dimarucut carries that same attitude into his favorite class in school.

“My favorite class is Co-op P.E.,” he said. “It’s where we have free time or play games with the special needs students.”

Dimarucut defines character as being respectful, kind, friendly, and having great sportsmanship both on and off the court. After school plans are to go to college, where he’d like to major in sports medicine while he plays next-level sports.