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Delaware Sports Blitz is excited to announce that every Thursday we will feature interviews from the student-athletes from Delaware Technical Community College.
The first student-athlete interview comes from the Delaware Tech Men’s Basketball team which is guard/forward Rashaan Butler.
As a February 10th, Butler is averaging 21 points per game and 7.2 rebounds in 22 games this season. The Wilmington native also has six double-doubles on the season as well.
The Delaware Tech guard/forward is second on the team in scoring and leading the team in rebounding in this current season.
Butler talks about everything from the best part being a guard/forward and how sports helps keep him accountable to do well in his studies.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“Playing basketball was always my favorite thing to do with my dad.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“I had to learn how to slow down my game. I used to operate at one speed in high school.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“I stay active and in-game shape by running and continuing to play basketball daily, even in the offseason.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“I get to handle the ball the most on the team. I love that I get to run the plays that lead to us scoring points.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“My high school coach taught me how to pick and roll the right way. Now, it’s a critical part of my game.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“I go to work, go to class, attend study hall, watch film, and then go to practice.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“Definitely my ability to pass.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“I need to work on being a better vocal leader on the floor to help motivate my teammates in harder situations.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Back in high school, I made it to the Bob Carpenter Center three years in a row.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The best part of being on a team is the brotherhood you create with the other players.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“To stay motivated I focus on our end goal – which is to win.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“It’s been hard trying to keep up with the bigger guys on the floor. I’m so skinny, but I’ve been changing my eating habits to help.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Playing a sport helps keep me accountable. I know if I slip up in the classroom I won’t see the court.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I would like them to remember me as someone who is very competitive and a very hard worker.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“I was already a student at Delaware Tech and I missed playing for a team.”