VYPE 411: Get to know United’s Andy Pompa

Andy Pompa concluded his Laredo United career in the UIL Regional Quarterfinals back in February, as the Longhorns finished the season 31-5 and District 29-6A champs.

Pompa, the District 29-6A MVP, earned all-region honors, while averaging 17.2 points, 5.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game.

Pompa was recently invited to participate in the TABC All-Star game, the fourth in history from Laredo United. The game will take place in San Antonio on May 17.

VYPE caught up with Pompa to look back on his basketball career at United.


VYPE:Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And Why?

POMPA: My Grandpa has been my biggest influence because he motivates me and is always pushing me to be the best I can be.

VYPE: What has been your greatest HS memory so far?

POMPA: My greatest HS memory was going to Alaska for a tournament and competing against teams from out of the state and having fun with my teammates.

VYPE: What’s your biggest strength? Or What do You Bring to Your Team?

POMPA: My biggest strength is my offense and ability to set up open shots for my teammates.

VYPE:  What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

POMPA: I see myself graduating from college and pursuing my degree in Criminal Justice.

VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her HS career?

POMPA: My advice for young athletes is to continue working hard in any sport because anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

VYPE: What do you do outside of sports?

POMPA: Outside of sports I enjoy giving back to my community because they’ve supported me throughout my HS basketball career.

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