Do You Speak Basketball?

Posted By: Brittney Dunbar
Posted On: October 10th, 2016
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

Do you speak basketball?

I know what you’re thinking. What kind of question is that? How can a person “speak” basketball?

For those of you who aren’t aware—yes, they speak English here in Ireland. But that doesn’t mean it is always easy to understand everyone. The accents here still fascinate me and it is usually a challenge to understand what my teammates and coaches are saying.

So when I ask about “speaking basketball,” it is simply to share with you my experience in learning that basketball is a universal language—something I’m sure is true to every sport. While at practice, I feel more comfortable because it’s something that’s so familiar to me. Everyone can relate on the basketball court and it’s a unifying experience.

That being said, basketball here has been quite the transition. It has tested me in every way; mentally and physically. I am excited to visit home and play against my family and friends and show them all the things that Ireland has taught me. Thank you WIT and the Maxol Wildcats for welcoming me onto the team and I hope to bring nothing but success!

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