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Rich Morantus

Name: Rich Morantus

Where are you from? : Born in Brooklyn New York, raised in Boston Mass.

How old are you? 27

When did you start playing the game? I started playing in the 5th grade.

What made you interested in playing basketball? : When I lived in Brooklyn, my uncle always played ball at the park. He seemed to be so good. I wanted to be good too.

Do you remember your first organized basketball game? No

How did you play and how did it make you feel? Playing ball makes me feel great. It’s a feeling I can’t even explain.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? : I use to think I would just get better at basketball without doing anything. Then I got cut from the team as a sophomore. That flipped my world upside down.

Does your family support you playing basketball? : Yes

What influenced you to play basketball? : My uncle, although he never knew it.

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? That feeling you have when you can do so much.

What is your motivation to play? I love the game and want to be the best I can possibly be.

What is your favorite hobby? Playing ball.

Do play other sports competitively, which sports? No.

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Nothing

What is your favorite pre-game music? Listen to music that calms me down.

Do you have any religious background and basketball? Yes, I believe Jesus died for my sins.

How often do you workout? Usually twice a day 4 – 6 days per week.

Do you have a partner or on your own? Not normally, but its always better when I do.

Have you gotten seriously injured? Not too bad.. Thank God. Just ankle sprains and a dislocated finger.

What are your strong points in basketball? My strongest point is shooting, but I pass well also.

Do you consider yourself healthy and why? Yes, I stay in good shape and try to always eat healthy.

Favorites

Your favorite basketball gear brand? Jordan

What size shoe do you wear? 14

Life

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? : Yes

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball? : Sometimes

What are your plans after your basketball career is over? : Coaching and to help others in basketball

What is life outside of basketball for you? Glorifying God with the way I live and my family.

Is basketball your life? : My purpose is to glorify God with the gifts he’s blessed me with.

Where has basketball taken you? Basketball has helped me to grow as a person and to persevere through any and every struggle.

Do you have children? Yes

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain. I could have worked harder at my game before high school

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired? At this point I’m not playing on any professionally team, but I continue to workout and stay in shape for opportunities that might come my way.

What are your personal goals as a player? To reach the potential that God has for me in basketball. I strive for perfection.

What are your basketball dreams? To play professionally overseas and in the NBA.

Are you happy with your basketball game? I’m never satisfied with my game. I can always get better.

Have you received many accolades and honors through basketball? I guess I haven’t done too bad.