February 28th, 2013

"20 Questions" with Robert Shaw

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

"20 Questions" with Robert Shaw
Shaw (white) brings the ball up the court against Male / file photo by Conor Revell

Athletic junior guard from St. X tackles the questions this week

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses.

  • Name: Robert Shaw
  • Age: 17
  • Current school: St. Xavier
  • Current Sports playing: Basketball
  • Parish/grade school attended: Crosby Middle  

1) What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Trinity and seeing all the fans.

2) What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Blue PowerAde and peanut butter cracker.

3) If you were trying out for "American Idol", what would be your go- to song? "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" by the Temptations.

4) Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? My older brother Kevin Shaw because of how hard he works and his mind-set.   

5) What is your favorite movie quote? “Every end is just a new beginning, keep your spirit and determination unshaken and you shall always walk the glory road.” – Glory Road

6) How does your faith impact your approach to sports? We pray as a team before every game and we always feel that God is on our side and is on the court with us.  

7) What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob.  

8) All time favorite board game? Checkers.

9) Droid, iPhone or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, twitter, and instagram.

10) What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Shane’s.

11) What is your favorite reality TV show? 'Real Husbands of Hollywood".

12) What is your greatest fear? Getting seriously hurt in a basketball game.

13) What is your best quality/characteristic? Personality.  

14) Favorite junk/comfort food? Grippos and Big Red.  

15) What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 7:30 p.m. because it’s game time.  

16) What is your nickname and how did you get it? Slim. my freshmen coach gave it to me when we met.

17) Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Franciscan Shelter House.

18) What is one hidden talent that you possess? I’ve taken piano lessons for 10 years and can play very well.  

19) If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward -  which would you select and why? I would travel back to Monday and replay the Central game in our Seventh Region quarterfinal game in which we lost.

20) If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask my late uncle about his experiences as a pilot and what discriminations he faced.


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