Player Profile: Matthew Mahoney

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Name: Matthew Mahoney

Grade: 10

Sport: JV Basketball

How many years have you been playing basketball?

“Four years.”

What are you most excited for this year?

“To go out and defend our conference title.”

What is your favorite part about basketball?

“My favorite part about basketball is how everyone has to be on the same page in order to succeed. Defensively, everyone needs to communicate in order to stay organized, and no one can fall asleep on the court.”

How did you get into basketball?

“I started playing basketball because of my dad. He played basketball throughout his entire life and motivated me to start.”

What is your favorite part of being on this team?

“My favorite part about being on the team is every practice and game is like hanging out with my friends. I’m really close with a lot of the guys on the team, and we like spending time together, so it’s easy to play with them.”

What is your inspiration in basketball?

“My inspiration in basketball is my dad. He inspires me every day by telling me something I should work on or what I am improving on. He also tells stories about how he made some of his best friends playing basketball, which is also what inspired me to play.”