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I'm here with produced Jared Heart.
Welcome to the show.
Yes, sir. Yes, sir.
Oh, I know we're supposed to be doing a social distancing out it, but they lifted the ban 75% back for productivity.
My thing is ah, lots of been going on here to 2020 year, and a lot of people didn't get the ah, a lot.
At least get to finish playing their sport because of the fact that the covert took place.
Huh? How did that make you feel? This force not being able to continue point of the sport that you love the play.
I mean, it plays a major role.
Had a big impact.
I feel like I'm a lot of people to this around the world also coached to get the finished our see our season, Um, where we just want sectionals one last year.
So we're about to play for regionals.
We didn't get that.
I'm hating him and a lot of kids to college and get to finish out there.
I'm so I mean it had a major impact on myself and a lot of other athletes.
Right? Right now, just give a little bit of introduction.
Of who? John Hari's.
Ah, I grew up started playing football at a younger age.
I kind of gave it a play basketball for a while, kind of good at it.
So then I stuck with it, start ground and more around the right.
People just kind of went from there.
So I've been able to used basketball that platform and my ultimate goes using this far as it will take me on.
And I've been amazed him.
Some incredible friends been to amazing places because of yeah, right now when you were growing up, what was your love coming up for? Sport with basketball, Your first love as a child s? Oh, yeah, I was I want to say, like, fourth of fifth grade.
I was playing on the basketball team, picked it up at a cousin, and she was like, pretty good and she were competitive, so we kind of always went back and forth.
Um, then I play football, and I was really good at that.
But my mom took me out because of the contacts.
You don't want me get hurt where I saw.
So I got back to basketball and it just kind of Scott rocket from right.
So what does basketball mean to you? Um I mean, it means a lot, especially now at my age where I am now, But growing up, I don't think I saw the windows that could open the opportunities that would give our but I mean, it definitely has played a major role in my life.
I'm a lot of decisions.
I mean, my parents, they like basketball, our war, just due to the fact that I was playing, I think a lot more people in Indiana to became Purdue fans because I went there.
And I know a lot of people, just the basketball love the relationship.
So I mean, it is It means a lot right now.
You played before he wants to produce you.
Like the beach growth. Yes.
And the coaches that you had there, How did they mentally prepare you to take the next challenge toe the college level from high school? Um, so I would say early on around I started playing Started started varsity, my sop****re year And I would say, my coach mill, my coach, Randy Males, he stayed on me a lot.
Like we we bumped heads a lot.
I was young knucklehead thinking I knew it all because I have some talent.
Um, but he definitely prepared me.
Humbled me a lot of royal, Um, and and that experience, I think going to produce that transition was, um, I wouldn't say it made it like easy, but it was a little smoother.
I understood something, so I mean it.
He definitely prepared me for that.
So when you played for, do you play? You said you were.
They were like, Robbie ****, each farm war.
So what did you learn from those guys? Is a force fighting with guys like that.
Just the driving discipline, those guys.
I mean, they made in, played in the NBA and continue to play now, just because of the discipline and the hard work they put in.
Um, I mean, as a coach, coach, coach, trainer was very hard nose, blue collar.
You gotta work already.
Got, turn everything you get.
So I mean, that was does that for some of that stuff with me now, um, and stuff with me just due to the fact that being around that and talk environment, those type of guys being ableto become the person I am right now.
Yeah, Coach Painter.
I'm running to Khowst, founder of the game, and I think he's a good guy.
He was recruiting some guys from all over Central.
And the fact that you know, for do it is our brother.
And once you're in their brothers, you guys were linked as one.
And not only can a player from, let's say, the old five squad versus someone that came out last year, you guys could still get in contact with each other.
It make necessary connections because of the brotherhood.
Now, Jean Katie is is probably the, you know, one of the icons it for Do have you had a chance to just kill him, you know, touch bases with him as fourth as you have.
You been a player and Gene can be banned.
The type of coach he was there for do? Yeah, we did for a while.
I want to say it was early on.
Somewhere around there.
Jean Katie was always around.
You going on a trip with us, so I mean, he was always around.
We've been doing for do alumni games, but you got cancer addition to do the Kobe on, do you know? So he comes around like you said the older players, younger players now the current players that are still playing like everyone's in the June like we have offensive things, what we go eat, decrease, All right? I mean that connection and that bonnets that there between everybody but you have.
I had a lot of interaction with Jean Katie just with him being around during seasons when I was there, right? Yeah, let's special a minute.
So for second, we all know that there's a pendant going on the cover on our team.
But also there's a lot of different racial inequalities going on with police brutality of speaking of produce, police brutality.
My friend Stephen Jackson his to injure George Lloyd.
He was killed, and it's far the nation.
Why pandemic of riding? Um, you, yourselves a part of the black lives matter movement talk about what you did as a part of the movement.
OK, eso So as I said earlier, I still coach my previous high school Beech Grove.
So myself, along with our head coach, there, some other assistant coaches and a lot of things illnesses like maybe around 25 or 30 million county coaches.
We all came together a minute.
The monument, we did a prayer.
I just had an open dialogue as far as like what we can do to connect from the community, the players that we we touch every day and just like with the police officers, just some things just to kind of have a better understanding, get to know each other, to get to know the community what's going on and just be more of all.
So that's something that we're I mean, like I said, we have that open dialogue.
So we're trying to put some things together.
Ideas were thrown out so hopefully everything starts getting on paper enough.
A lot of a lot of action starts taking place, but yeah, that was That was just something We went down.
We got said it was a gathering open dialogue, Justo, because I mean it's is is something that I don't think a lot of us have have has experience on down We don't know what the kids that we coach, what they're going through, what they're thinking, how their pants were taking it into how their house transpiring to them and they when they're around us, too.
So it's just something that we everyone's being being mindful of.
Justin Ohata We're trying to learn how to approach the situation and see what we can do best that just try to come for them with what's going on in the world now as an athlete, how are you keeping yourself mentally in shape as this Kobe, 19 has been going on and also the social distancing as well? Eso So for a while, I'll be guilty.
I was sitting at home not really doing much thankful that I was still able to work from home.
But I have, ah, one of my really good friends.
He played overseas, and uh, he's a training now has his own Jim Brennan.
Beasley, for Hay started this 30 for 30 miles, so 30 miles and 30 days, and that kind of jumpstarted me to just get back out, get back active.
So I started going outside.
I run about 23 miles a day, then once things start slowly opening up, the bands were lifting.
I signed up with his Jim's.
I've been working out live three days a week, doing that, just trying to get myself back in shape, get back into a routine because I'm like I said, I was guilty.
I fried gained about £15 right, because we stopped in the middle of our express season, so I mean, it was in a rush we could do after day.
So there's just something I've been doing.
I mean, I feel a lot better, so I would encourage everyone out there who's thinking about it.
Or, you know, I don't have the, um, the drive to do.
We just get up, just start walking and then go from there is jar and your you'll feel a lot better.
Now let's talk about this Basketball league.
The basketball league.
This is a latest their fourth year, but this is the first year that the Express has had an opportunity to take place in this best of all league.
Is that paid leave? This is something that different from the rest of the league's that's here because it's a Haley and you guys have one of the coaches That's a former n b A player.
He's fun here with Kareem already and also playing on ice cubes.
Big three in was the number one pick a year ago.
Let's talk about $100 right now.
Um, hey, are you calling me over? Should be.
Andrea was I'm easy.
He's a great dude.
His his driving and willing to is his knack for wanna win is just I mean, that says something that I think it trickles down to a lot of us here in the city.
Now he runs to the open gyms that we that we get together.
It's called the lines.
Then we get in there.
We compete every day them and we push each other just to get better.
So I mean having him as a coach and being ableto, um, to utilize some of the things that he teaches us in just that competitive nature.
I mean, he plays a big part in the basketball community, for sure.
Right now, a lot of guys there, So the basketball league or formers college players like yourself that played a big schools like a Christian on the planet.
Butler you guys got some other players? Ah, Joe.
Oh, job ready, Joe.
Um, you guys have some good players on this team that can go for Robert Vaden. Example.
Another guy that went to the league.
So Bambi, the team is mainly former Congress players or former NBA players.
So the competition instead talk about house the practices when you guys will, because each other, uh, prices are very competitive.
Like I said it, Dre, Dre is a very competitive person.
So I mean, if we're not going are it is gonna be the next man up.
That's something that he just tells us like he was selling this every day in practice.
He's, like, all right, getting on, do it, the next man will.
So I mean, we're always we were always on our toes.
Just competing is hard to heart, like knows.
And those were I mean, we get after, um so I mean, just Egypt, he just kept, was competitive in our tell us for sure.
Now that the pandemic has been uplifted, maybe to 50 to 75% of the Major League baseball's coming back, the NFL's coming back.
The NBA's coming back in July is that giving is giving everyone a sense of hope, huh? Are you excited that you might get a chance to play again with the basketball E? Uh, yeah, I am, I look forward to.
This is a pretty good league, is very competitive.
We came across some teams, us and players.
I mean, I think we had a target on our back, for sure, just due to our roster and like the high major schools of where some of our some of my teammates came from.
So I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to that.
We were in first place in the league and we didn't get to finish out the c I. Everything's going to transpire.
So that's something we want to do and just come back and we wanna win it and bring bring more attention to Indiana's faras, the talent showcase.
What we have off give me three year goals for 2020 goes.
I'll say hell well and, uh, see what was going to go.
I'm just just staying positive really on.
And I would say the positively just comes from the pandemic just because I feel like we're living in an unknown, which we've had to adjust to something that's being kind of the new norm.
So right, I said that.
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