Deon Queen, Chesapeake basketball

Q&A --

February 21, 2007|By PAT O'MALLEY | PAT O'MALLEY,Sun Reporter

Deon Queen, a 6-foot junior guard, has been a bright spot for Chesapeake, which lost its first 20 games this season before defeating Southern (1-21), 53-50, on Saturday. Queen, a two-year starter and team captain, had 15 points in the victory and is averaging 14 points per game this season. He is the leader on a junior-laden team that has no seniors.

How frustrating has it been this season, not winning a game until last Saturday?

It's been pretty frustrating, and the team has to think about the situation and the little things we did to win. We proved to everyone in the win that we can do the right things and win.

Losing 20 straight games, did the team expect to lose most of the time?

I think at the beginning of the season we did, but as the season went on it [negative feelings] started to go away and we started thinking that we could do good things and win.

Is college basketball in your plans?

It's definitely in my future and it's a matter of going where I will fit in well instead of going somewhere to be a superstar. If I am the No. 1 guy, that means my circle is too small and I need to go somewhere else and challenge myself. I did not play my freshman year at Chesapeake because I was academically ineligible, but I've worked hard to go from a 1.8 grade point average to 3.5, and I think I would like to become a journalist.

Who has given you the most support?

My mother, Jackie Grant, and my stepfather, Robert Grant, along with my two brothers, Damian Moulden and D.J. Moulden. They're on me like crazy. ... Me and my brothers are tight.

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