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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 next student-athlete interview comes from the Delaware Tech Men’s Basketball team which is guard/forward Yshaad Butcher.
The Wilmington, Delaware native averaged 22.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds in 26 games this season. Butcher was the leading scorer on the Delaware Tech basketball team.
The Delaware Tech guard/forward’s 22.2 points per game landed Butcher in the top 15 in the nation for the season.
Butcher talks about everything from the best part of being a guard/forward and how adjusted to the pace of college basketball.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“My parents introduced me to basketball at a very young age. They put a ball in my hands and I just fell in love with the sport.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“I had to commit to a different workout schedule, one that included lifting and conditioning daily.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“I make sure I play basketball every day – outside at the park and at my YMCA.
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“When I’m the point, I love calling the shots and commanding the floor. When I’m the shooting guard, I love to score.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“My dad was my coach for AAU and he taught me to stand out in every game I play in.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“I go to class, study for two hours, go to practice, then I workout after practice before I go to bed.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“Scoring is definitely my greatest strength.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“My athleticism is something I need to work on. I need to be more explosive when I move.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Playing in the Blue-Gold All-Star game, being a two-time Blue Hen Conference champion, and being named a top 15 player in Delaware in high school.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The friends I’ve made on this team are the best part.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“I stay motivated by continuously working hard no matter what.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“The amount of work you have in college classes was hard to adjust to at first. Study hall really helped.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Sports has gotten me to college and on a scholarship.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“Most of all, I want to be remembered as a competitor.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“Delaware Tech was close to home. I did not want to leave my family yet. I felt like Delaware Tech’s team would be a good fit for me and that I could help turn the program around.”