Player Profile: Matthew Mahoney


Name: Matthew Mahoney

Sport: Boys Varsity Basketball

Grade: 11

3 fun facts about Matthew:

  • He is the soccer team captain
  • He is a huge Michigan, Marquette, and Arsenal FC fan
  • He is the Sports Editor in Chief for The Central Trend

How did you develop a passion for basketball?

“My dad played basketball throughout all of his life, and he always tried to get me into it, but I had just been playing soccer all my life. Once I got into middle school, I started playing basketball for the first time with all my friends, and I’ve loved the sport ever since.”

What is your favorite part of the sport?

“My favorite part about the sport is how every single person on the team makes a difference. Obviously outsiders see the guys making a difference on Tuesday and Friday nights, but day in and day out I get to see guys 1-12 working hard, making their teammates better, and trying to be the best team we can be as a group.”

What are you most looking forward to this season?

“I’m really looking forward to competing for championships. This year’s team is special, and we have the potential to do some really cool things. I haven’t really been on a team with this much talent before, and I truly believe we can make a deep run in the playoffs.”

What is your favorite part of the team?

“My favorite part is how close we are with each other. We’re always spending time around each other through just basketball, but we choose to spend extra time around each other because we all just have so much fun together. It’s a special bond with these guys.”