Tell everyone about yourself?
My name is Shabani Karim. I'm 5'8 and I'm a sophomore at Portland High School in Maine. I play basketball there and I'm a guard. I also play for the AAU team "Maine Impact". I'm averaging 15.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.5spg, and 3.2 rpg.I love to eat, chill with my friends and family, workout, and play video games. My favorite video game is 2k10 because Kobe is on the cover and that's my favorite player.
What was your best game?
My best game was against Biddeford. I had 32 points, 6 assist, and 7 steals. We lost the game but me and my team were down 20 at half, we came back, and lost by 3.
Why are sports/education important to you?
Sports and education are important to me because if basketball doesn't work out for me I will have something to fall back on. You really don't know where life might take you so take advantage of your education because the sky is limit.
What can you do to make yourself better in your sport?
I wake up every morning at 5 and go down to the park or the school, if it's open, and shoot 300 shots. I would work on my handles and I work out 3 times a week.
What is your dream college?
My dream college is Syracuse because of their great basketball program. One of my favorite point guards came out of Syracuse, Jonny flynn. The coaching staff there is nice and well respected by many.
If a College Coach ask you, how can you make our team better, what would you say?
I am a player who plays for the love of the sport. If I saw some one not working hard or putting them self down, I would talk to them and tell them how to improve their game and help them.
What advice can you give other student-athletes?
Keep your head up and always work hard because it will pay off, I promise. Always go beyond your goals.
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