Q&A with Senior Amir Celestin

Amir Celestin
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Amir Celestin (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Miami, Fla., native Amir Celestin is one of only 32 players in Campbell's Division I era (since 1977-78) to see action in at least 100 games.  He entered February ranked 10th among CU's all-time leaders in assists.  He dealt a career-high 7 assists in CU's win over North Carolina A&T in the Dale Howard Classic.

What are your best memories on and off the floor at Campbell?

On the floor, winning the A-Sun.  Off the floor, just having fun with my teammates, just being a family.

What are your plans following graduation?

I'm going to go back to Miami and look into a job or internship in the communications field or entertainment industry, in the radio or television production field.

In what areas have you most improved during your career?

Passing… looking for others.

What's an important lesson you have learned from the coaching staff?

How they compare basketball to life.  Coach Laing always compares what you do on the floor to how you react in the real world.

How have you helped the newcomers on this year's team?

Helping them get comfortable and acclimated to school and our team.  Making sure they keep their head up if they have any adversity.  I'm usually the guy they come to for advice if something's going on in their life.  I'm always here to talk to them.  You can call me the old man.

What are your thoughts heading into the final few weeks of your senior season?

It's like, I was just a freshman, and now I'm a senior getting ready to explore the real world out of college.  Time really flew by.

What's the best thing about being a student at Campbell?

It's easy to talk with the teachers.  You can get to know them better.

What are the keys to the team finishing strong and playing into March?

Playing hard. Going out there to compete and having faith.  Believe in each other.