Back to the Basics

February 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized

I have always loved to cook and experiment with different recipes. If I didn’t have the burning passion for basketball, I would have pursued a culinary degree after high school.  Instead, I took the option to play basketball at a higher level and take my chances on a different degree which paid off as I found my path in criminal justice.


I would always watch the food network as a kid and try to emulate the chefs and their dishes.  I find a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction in getting a dish just right.  Lil asked me before we even moved in together if I would teach her a few things about cooking and I gladly accepted.  That meant I would get to go back to the cooking basics and makes me a better cook.  This reminded me of getting back to the basics when I coach my community sessions during the week.  I’ve been forced to focus on the fundamentals of the sport and in turn have been able to build my game by keeping things simple.


I also have been taught a few things about cooking from Kiran, my teammate and brother from another mother here in Carlow.  His decent is Irish and Indian which calls for some really creative and unique dishes. Besides all the curry dishes, we look up random and crazy recipes to try and they always end up phenomenal.


Both my cooking and basketball skills have evolved and developed for the better since I’ve been to Ireland.  With the influence of the girls I coach, Lil, and Kiran, I have gone back to the basics to improve my repertoire.



Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo

Present University: IT Carlow

US League: MAC

Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball

Alma Mater: Alvernia University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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