Athlete Profile: Christian Moon

 

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Name: Christian Moon
Sport: Men’s Basketball
Position: Guard
Hometown: Inkster, Mich.
Major: Liberal Studies
Year in School: Senior

What is the best part of playing guard?
The best part of playing guard is you get to shoot a lot.

When and why did you start playing?

I started playing in third grade. I was playing baseball at the time. My older brother played basketball in an after-school league. He was pretty good.

What is your favorite thing about basketball and why?
I like the different people I get to meet. We travel to different states and places I wouldn’t go otherwise. It’s just the whole package — being with your teammates, travelling and laughing.

Why did you come to MSU?
MSU is a good school, academically. When I came to visit, I knew it was a good fit. My choice was between here and Idaho State.

What do you do to prepare before a game?
I relax, tweet and listen to music.

Do you plan to continue competing in basketball in the future?
I hope to — overseas or something. If not, I’d like to get into coaching.

What do you think is the key to your success as a student-athlete?
The time and effort I have to put into it, and how to manage my time.

Have you received any awards while playing basketball?
I was the team’s Strength and Conditioning Player of the Year last season.

Is there a person or quote that inspires you?
“Excellence is only attained when we push ourselves to our maximum potential. To do less allows mediocrity to take its place.” — Anonymous
My high school coach said it to me and it has stuck with me ever since.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I play a lot of Call of Duty. I like to hang out and relax. I’m pretty much a homebody.

What is your favorite class at MSU and why?
I really like Spanish 102. I like learning a different language.

What would you like to tell students/readers about MSU basketball?
It’s a great experience. At the end of the day, you learn it’s not basketball that you remember, but it’s the people and the games. That’s the memory I think people miss most when they’re done playing.