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Benjamin Gaspar

Name
Benjamin Gaspar

Where are you from?
I was born in Redwood City,CA but moved to Apple Valley,CA

How old are you?
03/98/16

When did you start playing the game?
When I was 12 years old I started to play

What made you interested in playing basketball?
I really didn’t know anything about basketball. I had to teach myself how to play the game which was very difficult.

Do you remember your first organized basketball game?
It was in the 7th grade and I didn’t perform too well but learned from the experience.

How did you play and how did it make you feel?
I play with a passion and a love for the game of basketball. To me basketball is much more than a sport. Basketball makes me feel great and I love the sport.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why?
In the eighth grade when I was 13 years old was when basketball became a serious aspect of my life. I have a dream of playing professional basket in the NBA and I can never give up on my dream. I will never quit, I won’t rest, and I won’t stop playing until my dream is accomplished.

Does your family support you playing basketball?
My mother and my father support me although we all don’t live with each other.

What influenced you to play basketball?
Making it pro to give my family a better life especially for all they done for me.

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball?
Playing for the of basketball and to teach other kids hard work can get you places.

What is your motivation to play?
I play the game of basketball for my mother and use it as motivation to give her a worry free life when I get older and play because I love it so much.

What are your habits before a game?
I usually stretch, close my eyes and take deep breaths.

Do play other sports competitively, which sports?
Not really.

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games?
Before a game I eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with some fruit. After a game I will eat maybe some chicken, beans and rice.

What is your favorite pre-game music?
Motivational music

Do you have any religious background and basketball?
Christianity

How often do you workout?
Weekly

Do you have a partner or on your own?
Own

Have you been seriously injured?
Never really seriously injured.

What are your strong points in basketball?
My ball handling is definitely one but also my jump shot can be a threat to an apposing team.

Do you consider yourself healthy and why?
I workout everyday and watch what I eat usually.

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball?
I definitely do but I try to teach them the lovely game of basketball.

What is life outside of basketball for you?
Spending time with my family and loving God and thanking him everyday.

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball?
Most people don’t reall y know I play basketball due to my height , 5’3″, and weight, 117 lbs. I believe that I woul get a lot of attention if people would see me play.

What are your plans after your basketball career is over?
I would like to either manage a basketball team or coach a team.

Is basketball your life?
Basketball is there for me when im down, when I’m feeling alone, or simply to have fun. Basketball is my life.

Where has basketball taken you?
Nowhere yet but I believe it can take me very far in the world.

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired?
I play high school basketball. Although I was forced to leave the team my freshman year in high school due to low academics, I’m looking to make an impact my soft more year.

What are your basketball dreams?
Playing professional basketball in the NBA. I dream of being in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and I want to be recognized as one of the greates player to ever play.

Are you happy with your basketball game?
I’m not satisfied until I have won all competition.