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Israel Montoya

Israel Meléndez Montoya

Where are you from?
N.L, México

How old are you?

When did you start playing the game?
When I was 10

What made you interested in playing basketball?
My dad constantly wanted to play with me, and I kept loosing, so I wanted to get better and I have.

Do you remember your first organized basketball game?

How did you play and how did it make you feel?
I played pretty good for being in the team I was, and It felt vicious, I mean it was awesome.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why?
When I was 12 years, I said to myself “I need to be the best”

Does your family support you playing basketball?

What influenced you to play basketball?
My dad, the beauty in the sport, the competivity

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball?
Mental intimidation.

What is your motivation to play?
Every time I lose a game, everytime I didn’t score that basket, everytime I couldn’t do it.

And the fact that you can always keep getting better.

What are your habits before a game?
Meditation, some calm music, knowing what I’m dealing with and at what stage.

Do play other sports competitively, which sports?

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games?
Some tuna or a sandwich

What is your favorite pre-game music?
Rap, soothing music or some classical music

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?
Mmm, nah.

What are your strong points in basketball?
My post moves, mid-range game and my blocking

Do you consider yourself healthy and why?
Yes, I eat my daily nutrients and work out daily.

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball?
Actually, very little people who are my friends don’t play basketball.

What is life outside of basketball for you?
Hard work

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

What are your plans after your basketball career is over?
I prefer to coach some highschool or middleschool when I get old

Is basketball your life?
Of course

Where has basketball taken you?
A long way from where my bum ass was

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain
Yes, not knowing how to play basketball earlier in my life!

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

What are your basketball dreams?
Reach any type of PRO level league, and represent my country at an international level

Are you happy with your basketball game?
You can almost never be.