Friday, October 3, 2008

Final Quarter Feat. Sha Sha Matthews

Showcase games are usually suited for point guards because it’s an up and down pace with emphasis put on ball handling and flair. Since there’s no coach calling plays the PG’s decide who gets the rock and when they get it. Sha Sha Matthews came up from Virginia and used the Gym Rat Midnight Madness to show his array of floor general skills. Matthews walked away with CO- MVP Honors. We got a chance to holla at Sha Sha before he headed back down south. This is the Final Quarter!

BS: Where did you get the name Sha Sha from?
SM: It’s a nick name I got from my dad I forgot where he said it came from.

BS: What made you come all the way to jersey for this event?
SM: Well my dad heard about it and said this was something I needed to be in.

BS: What did you think about the competition?
SM: I felt the comp was definitely serious and it was worth the trip.

BS: What NBA player would you compare your game too?
SM: DJ Augustine because we are both impact players without a lot of size. We both know how to get to the cup.

BS: What’s your dream college right now?
SM: Duke or Memphis, Duke because I like the way Coach K coaches and he gets you to the NBA. Memphis I like the freedom the players have on the floor and their style of play.

BS: What’s your best basketball experience thus far?
SM: When I played for the Diaper Dans of America. It was a Nike team with some of the top players in the country playing together. We had a lot of fun.

BS: What part of your game needs the most improvement?
SM: I need to get stronger so I can have better control going to the basket. It would help me absorb contact.

BS: Who has the most influence in your life?
SM: My father and little brother, my father showed me how to play the game and my little brother passed away. So I play very hard for them.

0:00 Ball Game!