Joe Gaiter: What does basketball mean to you?
Steven Whitley: Basketball means EVERYTHING to me. My mom put a ball in my hand when I was 5 years old and ever since that’s all I’ll be about.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us how you began playing sports?
Steven Whitley: I started playing when I was younger. My mom bought me a hoop that I put on the back of my door in the hallway and it came pretty natural to me honestly. So, I went to play rec ball and took off from there.
Joe Gaiter: What are your fondest memories about Booker T. Washington High School?
My fondest memories at Booker T. Would definitely be Friday nights in The Booker Dome. Times have changed now but when I was in school The Booker Dome was the best place to be every Friday night.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us about your recruitment experience?
Steven Whitley: Recruitment experience was a process honestly. I wasn’t the most highly touted player coming out of high school so my process wasn’t the smoothest but after I did a prep year it picked up a lot.
Joe Gaiter: How was your experience at Robert Morris?
Steven Whitley: Haha, it was an experience. I met some great people. It just wasn’t the best fit for me so I had to make plans accordingly.
Joe Gaiter: Why did you choose Norfolk State University?
Steven Whitley: I chose Norfolk state honestly because of my assistant Coach Clemons. When I transferred, I knew I wanted to a relationship with a coach or at least know someone on the coaching staff had my back and best interest. No matter what and he’s been in my corner since I was young. When I played at Booker T Washington He was my coach and at that time he was a coach for Boo Williams AAU team. I played with Boo when he coached too so he’s always been in my corner which made it an easy choice for me.
Joe Gaiter: What are some of your career highlights and stats?
2x All MEAC 3rd Team
5th in NSU history in steals
2nd in NSU D1 history in assist