Sep 17 2021

Get to Know - Max Amadasun

Check out our latest 'Get to Know' piece which focuses on Max Amadasun, A Dublin-born Centre/Power Forward who is growing his skills in the game playing with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers!

Get To Know

Name: Maximillian Amadasun

Age: 20

Position:  C/PF

Current Team: University of Pittsburgh Panthers

Previous Teams: Our Saviour Lutheran High School, Dublin Lions Basketball Club

International Honours: “20th in U16 European Championships, (2nd in Blocks, 4th in Rebounds)”

How did you get into basketball: “My friends in Secondary School told me to come and join their team, we used to play in school every day and it was too fun not to try.”

Best tip you’d give to an aspiring basketball player: “Separate yourself, if you want to be different you have to do what the next person isn’t willing to do. Also, dont let people who haven’t accomplished anything feed you false information and bad advice.”

Favourite player growing up: “Kevin Durant and Kevin Garnett.”

Favourite current player: “Kevin Durant.”

Toughest opponent you have faced on the court: “Naz Reid (Currently plays on the Minnesota Timberwolves)”

Your best moment on a basketball court: “Senior Night of High School.”

Basketball career goals: “Play Professional Basketball (NBA or EuroLeague) and have a long successful career.”

Hobbies outside basketball: “Video Games and catching up with friends and family.”

Favourite Food: “Native Food (Nigerian)”

Favourite music band or artist: “Gunna.”

Your TV series recommendation: “Death Note/ Attack On Titan (Netflix)”

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