So recently we traveled up to Carlow for a preseason tournament! It was really nice to get back on the court competing again! We played 3 games over two days. I haven’t played two games in one day since my AAU days in high school, so that was kind of fun. We also got a chance to catch up with some of the other Scholars while we were there, so it was nice to see them again!
Irish basketball is VERY different from what I’m used to in the US. To say it’s physical is an understatement. Those of you who know me, know that I’ve spent majority of my basketball career in foul trouble (sorry Coach lol). I can honestly say I don’t think (hopefully at least) I will find myself in foul trouble here in Ireland. They take the whole “let them play” mentality to a whole new level, especially when it comes to post play. It’s a push and shove match the entire time down in the post, and so far almost nothing has been called by the refs. Which again, those of you who know me and how I tend to play, you know this is good for me! Now this was only one tournament, so we will see how the rest of the season plays out, but I’m excited for the season to officially start soon!
So overall, basketball has been going pretty well. It’s been nice to be back into the swing of things basketball wise. Missing the Siena squad of course, but my new team here has been great! The coaches, players, and community here in Waterford have been so kind and welcoming, I couldn’t be happier to have been placed here with the Wildcats!!
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