For those of you that may not know, Maxi’s own Sam Crawford previously competed in college basketball. During his time on the 2019 Maxi development scheme I caught up with him to ask some quick fire questions about his basketball experience.
Q – How long have you been playing basketball
A – I have been playing since I was 12 so around 10 years
Q – What position did you play?
A – Point guard and thee shooting guard
Q – How often would you train?
A – 4 intense sessions a week
Q – Worst injury?
A – After landing heavy on my ankle at an awkward angle caused the ligaments to tear. As a result, I could not play for several months.
Q – Any pre-match superstitions?
A – Yes, I always put my right shoe on then my left, then I tie my right shoe first then my left. Always had to be done that way.
Q – Favourite team and player
A – My favourite team is NBA giants The Chicago Bulls and as for favourite player, it can only be one the legendry Michael Jordan
Q – Did you get to travel a lot when playing?
A – Yes, I got to travel all over the UK, and got to visit places I would not normally visit.
Q – Greatest achievement
A – My greatest achievement would have to be getting to the last 4 in the college basketball league as we had a great team and that was an amazing achievement.
Q – Last question, did basketball teach you any important life skills?
A – It taught me that to achieve anything be it big or small, you have to give 100% and be prepared to work hard to keep on improving.
Written By Kieron Colgan