Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Keoante Blackamore
Keoante Blackamore is a senior on the Dowagiac basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
KB: Winning the conference championship this season against South Haven.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
KB: Losing the conference championship last season to Otsego.
What has been a hardship in your life?
KB: Family and friends in and out of jail and my life.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
KB: My father. He has been the only consistent thing all of my life, other than my breathing.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
KB: Never, always calm.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
KB: Air balling a free throw at the end of the conference championship game vs. South Haven.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
KB: Go to the weight room and get in the gym and get up a lot of shots.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
KB: Football. I regret not playing in high school.
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
KB: My father. I do not remember him missing a game the whole three years I’ve been on varsity.
How would you give away $50,000?
KB: To my family or to Flint, Michigan
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
KB: The Spurs. Easiest team to coach and they win a lot every year.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
KB: I have no idea what I would do or who I would be.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
KB: Keep a positive attitude everyday at practice.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
KB: Refs determining the outcome of the game, who is to say they are right.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
KB: “I want to be like you.”
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
KB: Talk to a girl when I was younger. Yes
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
KB: My teammates coming together to win vs. Benton Harbor.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
KB: Video games. It is all there is to do in Dowagiac.
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