10 Questions with an Athlete: Shane Kellaher, Basketball

On Feb. 16, Shane Kellaher played against Centenary College.

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On Feb. 16, Shane Kellaher played against Centenary College.

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Shane Kellaher

Year: Senior

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Dayton, Maryland.

When did you start playing basketball?

I started playing basketball when I was four years old in a recreational league in my hometown.

What is your favorite part about playing basketball?

The best part about playing basketball is the competition the games provide.

Who is your favorite basketball player?

My favorite basketball player is Steve Blake because he played at the University of Maryland, and I was able to attend a bunch of his collegiate games.

What music do you listen to before the game?

I listen to country music before the games because I love it, and it allows me to stay calm, loose, and relaxed.

What is your favorite part about being on a team sport? Why?

My favorite part about being on a team sport is being able to help my teammates, and I improve every day.

What has been the highlight of your basketball career?

My junior year of high school my AAU basketball team came in third place in Nationals out of 225 teams throughout the country. Our team was unrated and overlooked; however we came together and did something no one thought we could accomplish.

What are some of your strengths in basketball?

My main strengths in basketball are shooting/scoring, versatility, basketball IQ, and leadership.

What has basketball taught you about life?

There are a ton of ups and downs in the game of basketball and even more in life. Basketball taught me to roll with the punches and handle adversity.

If you could play against any NBA basketball player one on one, who would it be?

I would like to play against Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are my favorite team, and I played against Beal in high school so it would be cool to play against him again.

What do you plan on doing after Marywood?

After graduating with a criminal justice degree in May, I plan on moving back home to Maryland and hopefully getting a job with a Federal Government Agency or Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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