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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 Corey Doran.
The New Castle, Delaware native averaged 7.7 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game and 0.6 assists per game in 20 games this season.
Doran talks about everything from being named rookie of the year in his first season with Delaware Tech and how the school gave him an opportunity to pursue a career in architectural engineering.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I grew up in a household that loved sports, so naturally I was drawn to sports. When I was younger I played baseball, football, and basketball.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“The biggest adjustment was getting used to a shot clock.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“During the off-season, I played on various men’s basketball teams, and I also made sure to get to the gym and continue to work out.
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“Being a shooting guard gives me an opportunity to shoot, and also assist my teammates.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“My current and former coaches have taught me to have more confidence and become a leader on and off the court.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“My typical day is going to class and then going to practice.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“Being a team player.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“My biggest weakness is getting down on myself when I miss a shot or turn the ball over. I try to improve by working hard to make the next shot and not second guess myself.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Some of my biggest highlights were being named second-team all-conference in high school, earning the rookie of the year and academic athletic awards during my first year at Delaware Tech, and being featured on Delaware Tech’s Athlete Spotlight.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“Developing a brotherhood..”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“By playing each game as if it were my last.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“The biggest challenge has definitely been overcoming a zero-win season (in 2018-2019) to almost making the playoffs this year.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Having the determination to succeed in my classes.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I would like them to remember me as someone who never gives up and shows leadership skills.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“Delaware Tech is close to home and it gave me an opportunity to pursue a career in architectural engineering.”