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Matthew Alston

Name
matthew alston

Where are you from?
philadelphia, pennsylvania

How old are you?
n/a

When did you start playing the game?
as long as i could breath

What made you interested in playing basketball?
my pop

Do you remember your first organized basketball game?
yes

How did you play and how did it make you feel?
i played pretty good u know,but i remember putting on my jersey for the first time and thinkin “wow this is great”

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why?
at age 13 i took the game seriously because i saw i was way better then my peers

Does your family support you playing basketball?
yes they do

What influenced you to play basketball?
my jr high school coach russell, that guy made me wanted to play the game

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball?
5 individual players becoming one TEAM!!

What is your motivation to play?
the love and exicitement of winning, man i love the game

What are your habits before a game?
normally i take an light nap text an couple friends

Do play other sports competitively, which sports?
in high school i did the shot putt(track and fleid)….also play defense lineman(that didnt go to well lol)

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games?
fruit after the games i like to eat taco

What is your favorite pre-game music?
none i cant hear

Do you have any religious background and basketball?
well im christain so i do little personal prayer here and there i dont asked god for victory but i ask him help me play the best i can possible can

How often do you workout?
Weekly

Do you have a partner or on your own?
Both

Have you been seriously injured?
yes i have …my ankle and it was the most painfully pain i ever felt

What are your strong points in basketball?
shooter

Do you consider yourself healthy and why?
yes because i am at an age where most people arent playing because of there health

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball?
most of them at some point played basketball.

What is life outside of basketball for you?
basketball has takin me beyond what i could possible imagine in my life

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball?
well sometime ever since i made the semi pro team i get little attention ever now and then

What are your plans after your basketball career is over?
would like to coach an high school basketball team

Is basketball your life?
it was…but god is my life

Where has basketball taken you?
newyork,new jersey,lasvegas man too many to list(smile)

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain
no

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired?
semi pro

What are your basketball dreams?
well my goals as an basketball player is to play basketball at the higest level i can

Are you happy with your basketball game?
yes very happy