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Steve Roper

Name Steve Roper

Where are you from? Grand Rapids, MI

How old are you? 05/09/2011

When did you start playing the game? 4th Grade

What made you interested in playing basketball? You can say it was in my blood. I grew up around basketball. My all time favorite player growing up was Michael Jordan. There was Kobe Bryant and now Lebron James. Basketball has always been my favorite sport and I was always good at it.

Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Godwin Heights 4th Grade

How did you play and how did it make you feel? I was the best player on my team. I will never forget I lost in the championship to my little brother. I always feel good on the court.

When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? Freshman year in high school I decided it was time to take basketball to another level. It wasnt till my sophomore year when I really grew into my body a nd started playing to my potential.

Does your family support you playing basketball? Yes

What influenced you to play basketball? Lebron James

What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Just knowing that the man guarding me really cannot hold me. When I’m on the court I always keep the mind set I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, and I do. I love everything about the game.

What is your motivation to play? My family and everybody thats supporting me. Everybody that knows I can make it and can actually see me playing professional basketball oneday.

What are your habits before a game? Pray of course.

Do play other sports competitively, whic h sports? Football and Baseball.

What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Bananas before the game and Tacos after.

What is your favorite pre-game music? Slow jams and Plies.

Do you have any religious background and basketball? I just pray before every game. <br><br>

How often do you workout? Twice a day

Do you have a partner or on your own? Both

Have you been seriously injured? No

What are your strong points in basketball? Shooter

Do you consider yourself healthy and why? Very healthy. I workout and eat right.

Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? Yea, but they enjoy watching me.

What is life outside of basketball for you? I honestly dont think I have a life outside of basketball, but when I’m not in the gym or working out I’m spending time with my girl or with the family. I enjoy chilling, watching movies/basketball, going out to eat, and relaxing, but 85% of the time I’m doing something to make me better when im playing ball.

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

What are your plans after your bask etball career is over? I dont think my basketball career will ever be OVER Completely. I plan on going to the league and after I retire I would like to manage my own NBA team. I dont know what I would do if I didnt have basketball in my life, honestly.

Is basketball your life? Of course.

Where has basketball taken you? basketball has taken me all over the world. I played prep for 6months and traveled from state to state. I’ve played against the best.

Have you made mistakes in your life that has affected your career? If you would like to go into detail please explain I believe everything happens for a reason. God has his ways of making things happen so I wouldnt say I made any mistakes to affect my career, but maybe I could have done things differently. I graduated from Godwin Heights High School in 2009 and went straight to prep school. There I spent 6 months playing ball but not doing much school work. During Christmas break I came back home and never went back. That was kind of a set back when I could have went straight to college. I’m learning more and more everyday. That was just a tiny set back for a maj or come back.

What is your basketball standing now? Do you play — High school, college, professional, semi pro or retired? Kellogg CC, but I plan on going Division 1 in 2013.

What are your basketball dreams? Im currently attending Kellogg CC in Battle Creek, MI. I plan on finishing my two years up here and then going D1. After a year or two playing Division 1 basketball I have dreams of going further and playing professional basketall (NBA). Playing for a team like Chicago, Detroit, or Miami has be en my dreams, but just making it is my dream.

Are you happy with your basketball game? Yes