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David Mcgowan

David Mcgowan

Where are you from?
Pittsburghs eastside

How old are you?

When did you start playing the game?
6th grade

What made you interested in playing basketball?
My friends Payton and Ricco we played everyday outside growing up and then I played on a summer league team with my future high school basketball coach Aaron tipton

Do you remember your first organized basketball game?
Woodland hills summer league when I was 13-14

How did you play and how did it make you feel?
My first few games were very fun, I think my coach expected more out of me than what I gave out. But basketball gave me something to want it makes me happy and angry thoughs are the only two emotions i get from playing but I love it.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why?
My friends started playing basketball before me but playing everyday made me furious because I didn’t start winning 33games or one ones with them until about a year after I start playing JV in 9th grade. I started taking it seriously when me and my friends would play 33 and take a hour to finish a game I wanted to be just as good I wanted to be better.

Does your family support you playing basketball?
My mom never really supported me she never came to a game but my older brother loved to brag about me he always told people that I was better than the he even start setting me up with people older than me betting money because he knew i would win

What influenced you to play basketball?
My Friends

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball?
I really love the game no matter what happens. I don’t care what position you play you try to be good at all aspects of the game, but I love passing the ball I remember throwing my first oop I felt like as long as I had one good teammate that could keep up with the way I played I couldn’t be stopped.

What is your motivation to play?
To accomplish something I’ve never finished alot of goals that I set for my self and it makes me feel better about my self I never had a perfect life but while I’m playing I only have the game on my mind

What are your habits before a game?
Before most games I would just think about who was who on the other team

Do play other sports competitively, which sports?
Every sport other than basketball was a waist of time to me.

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games?
I didnt like eating before baskeball games but after i would go home and cruch cereal

What is your favorite pre-game music?
Linkin Park

Do you have any religious background and basketball?

How often do you workout?
Once a day

Do you have a partner or on your own?

Have you been seriously injured?
I went through to many injuries to count but the worst was my wrist was bruised i couldnt shoot dribble or play any good deffense for a few weeks

What are your strong points in basketball?
I could always play strong deffense no matter who i was playing no matter what size if you where a gaurd then I was guarding you, and also I tried my hardest too make my self have a quick release when it came to shooting i would shoot over anyone who didnt think i would

Do you consider yourself healthy and why?
I played until I had my daughter but when I was playing in college i was 5’10 182lbs yes i was very healthy

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball?
My only friends are basketball players

What is life outside of basketball for you?
Anything other than basketball for me really wasn’t exciting I went out a few times I was really social but some people didn’t like the fact that my conversation was only about hoops.

Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball?
I didnt want people to like me honestly I just want people to acknowledge my talent

What are your plans after your basketball career is over?
Well right now it is on hold but I’m working and trying to finish school I will have a bachelors degree at the end of 2014 in business management although I really don’t know what I want to do

Is basketball your life?
It will always come after my child but it is right there

Where has basketball taken you?
different states to meet different people thats the best thing about playing

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain
I was never into any bad things but raising a baby is hard to do while you want to play go to school and still have money.

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired?
I will be trying out for the Pittsburgh bullets men’s semi pro basketball team next year.

What are your basketball dreams?
I just want people to remember me as a player.

Are you happy with your basketball game?