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What's going on, my guy? How are you? What's up? Good.
Are you? I'm doing pretty well, man. Thanks for asking.
And, uh yeah, I guess you just get to get ranches interview.
Now, I know you are at, uh What is it, Aspire academy or just spire? Uh, right.
Yeah, something like that.
Well, you know, your your Aspire Academy, and, uh, that is a school.
Lisa, this is this broad for them, you know, because the melon ball went there.
I think I'm gonna put him on the map.
You know, you have other great players there, too, as well.
But, you know, going to the school where Lemelle a ball is that are you at all a fan of him and without all factor in your decision, Um, it wasn't a factor in my decision, but I've definitely watched him play and really like the way he plays were kinda, I'd like to say, were built.
The same skinny, lanky kind of jumble could shoot stuff like that.
And you said, you know, skinny and lengthy.
But a lot of kids, you know, they're trying to bulk up when they go to you know, those boarding schools on that stuff.
That's something we're trying to do.
Like, are you not trying to be skinny for much longer? Oh, yeah, for sure.
I've been here a month.
I've put on £5 of muscle already.
So that's what I'm definitely trying to bulk up for sure.
And I mean, you know, what's it like? Just you're not the school where, like, melon ball? Rocket watts? Uh, I say Jackson is to name a few.
You know, they all went there.
So what's it like now being at that program? And how you gonna try? I guess, Maintain that legacy.
You're just high status of Speyer Academy.
Um, it's really, um it's a really different experience.
Honestly, like you're surrounded by people who basically are tryingto be a professional in their craft.
And it's really motivating everyday thio walk around Just the campus, um, maintaining, Probably like the program and the legacy of holds.
Uh, I'll just probably be the player who I am.
I'm a really, really good player.
I like to say, uh, so, yeah, and what are your expectations for your sop****re year? Um, well, we're gonna be playing a national schedule, so just get my name out there a lot more.
Um, just get better, get stronger.
So I'm prepared for college.
And do you maybe have a starting a game or starting tournament or event that we're really looking forward.
Toa going thio, um, city of palms for sure.
You guys going to city of Palms? Yeah, way you are.
Yeah, I'm talking about like I'm telling you, I've been stalking the city of problems.
Are teams actually, Because I'm trying so hard to go there, and I do not remember seeing unless, you know, I'm open up.
Uh oh, yeah, because a lot of teams Yeah, at the moment.
Your school is not on there, but but yeah, everything's been like every time I check was like a new team on there.
When did you When do you find out you were going? I heard that we were going from our coach.
He said that some spots we opened up, we should secure one of them, but it is still up in the air right now.
I'm really hoping to let me go to that.
I'm like, I'm sure I'd be like my big break. Honestly.
So I really reached out at least like, five or seven or five or seven of those schools playing, trying to get myself in there, but, uh, I do there may be a team, I guess at all, the city of policy.
If you really want to play against, um I hope e Hope West town is gonna be there.
I've never played against West Town from P A because they have a lot of team final guys on there.
Yeah, and I know, I know a lot of my friends play for them, so it would be nice to play against them on that big stage.
And were you? Are you considering going in the West? Count it all? Uh, no, not this here.
What do you like? Not this year.
Like another year you were considering going there? I don't I don't really know where I was.
Were with, Like what? The future holds what the future holds.
I don't know what kind of saying, because, you know, you picked to go to Aspire Academy, but that the only school that was on your mind or they may be like, one more push.
Maybe, uh, trying toe decided where? School to go to his west town.
One on one? Uh, no.
What's town? Wasn't the option.
And, uh, what are you trying to do differently in your sop****re season that you maybe didn't do in your freshman season? Um, probably play on the ball more because definitely over summer and quarantine.
I've definitely been working out.
I worked out every day since quarantine started, so basically, I just I've become a lot more comfortable with the ball in my hands.
That's something I wasn't comfortable doing in my first season, so I'll definitely be looking toe.
Have the ball in my hands a lot score.
I'm probably I've become a better defender since my freshman season, so I'll be looking at play great defense also and was, you know, something you were working on also throughout the off season.
It was a big emphasis because it was something I struggle with last season.
And I guess you know, you're putting in work every day when you kind of able to realize, like, wow, it kind of paid off like when you kind of noticed that, that it really made a difference.
Um, just playing against some some of my peers that maybe a couple of years ago, where 10 times better than me, I've I'd say, caught up to them and just kinda maybe to compete with them for sure.
Would you say that's all, like a satisfying feeling, Kind of how you know, you're almost chasing them, and all of a sudden you're like, Oh, well, now I'm kind of here, like I'm ableto play your level now Is that kind of something satisfying? Um, it's a short, satisfying feeling. I don't try.
I don't really let myself become too satisfied with anything.
Because at the end of the day, I'm a worker.
I've went ultimate goal.
I'm working towards so envy.
I'll get a satisfied satisfaction for a second.
But then it's right back to work.
Yeah, well, like it's kind of like you could have an ultimate goal like mine could, you know, beat.
Uh, you know, my my could be like the best player of all time, But I said, like, you know, I want, like, the main goal is best player of all time.
Then I could say it like, you know, uh, be Justus good as James Johns Jr.
Or something like that.
First beat him one on one like you kind of set many goals along the way and still stay focused on that one a big goal, I guess.
My I've definitely said a lot of mini goals over the past few months, for sure.
And what might be some of your mini goals for this season? Um, I'd say average 18 plus Andi, just great.
Create consistent offense for my team and be a like defensive leader for sure.
I just communicate because we have a young team.
So I'm gonna have to be a leader on this team.
And this question I never put, uh, and I guess my list of questions.
But I'm sure we found asking us when you're from Delaware, right? Uh, no, I'm from Paul's brand New Jersey.
Oh, no, but did you say you look like a weird like small state, though, right? Yeah.
I live in Delaware, right? Yeah.
That's kind of what I meant.
Like like you weren't living there.
Um, what's it like living in Delaware like that? I don't think I've ever met anyone that lives in Delaware.
So we're going Anything kind of special about that state? Um nothing really special.
I would say it's a quiet little state, you know, everybody, e I wouldn't say.
Everybody knows each other.
But you know you it's just small.
Are there any Are there any good Hooper than Delaware? Besides yourself? Yeah, my my friend.
You know, Tavon Diva.
That's his little brother.
A logical He's good player.
He's up next on the other than ask you guys, uh, question.
I know it's there's a couple, but I'm not gonna name while they're my friends.
Do you think that maybe if you say it in Delaware, um, would you maybe wouldn't Gatorade Player of the Year this year? I'd like to say so.
I feel like I don't My confidence is really high, So I just at the end of day, I don't feel like a lot of people in the country can really mess with me.
And I'm sure you know, you got have you got a high confidence, but I'm just gonna assume like you're not a ****y guy.
So how are you able to be confident but not ****y? Oh, you are ****y, then? Uh, no, I'm not ****y.
I wouldn't consider myself ****y.
I just I just kind of standard away.
I'm I'm not on social media too much.
I really only post like when I like when it's my friend's birthday or something like that s o.
I just tried toe actually myself from everything.
Just toe keep myself grounded and humble.
Why do you think social media would make you out last humble, that, um Because all the likes and the views and people **** you like, Oh, you're next up.
It's not really like I'm not really into that.
It is not attractive to me all the height.
Also, people like giving you compliments like it's not something you like.
Uh, no, because I don't wanna become too big headed like sometimes I was just elite social media off my phone.
It's like, Yeah, and you've done that, I guess.
Or is that maybe something you did during their freshman year? Or even, I guess, the middle school as well.
Um, I just recently got back on social media, actually, like after I got my Miami offer, I posted that, and I recently got the whole mess off here, so I pushed it that but soon I will definitely be back off of social media because it's not.
It's not a necessity to my life.
I mean, that's Ah, that's pretty interesting, because I don't know, at least for me, that people, somebody ever gives me a comment.
I'm just like, you know, some of my friends.
I know they're kind of joking in a way with some friends like, Oh, you're so big time.
And I'm like, No, I'm not big time, e like it makes you feel good, but I guess as long as you're not fishing for compliments, like, I'll take a compliment.
But I You know, I'm always good at a turn them down somehow.
You think I don't know.
Do you think so? Why would you go on social media? Post offers Because you kind of want to let people now.
Um, yeah, my dad.
I didn't I wasn't gonna post them at first.
I was just gonna, like, just kind of keep it to myself.
I really didn't feel the need to post them, but my dad said it would be a good idea.
Let people know that these type of offers and stuff like that.
And what is that kind of show about you? Because, you know, most kids I'm here to be the other way around.
Like you know, my dad said I can't have social media, but I'm begging him for me to get back on it.
But for you it was kind of the reverse.
Like your dad's like, Hey, you know, down instagram post your offers and then get off really have thio.
You're kind of like, you know, I I don't want to go back on.
What is the kind of show about you as a person? Um, it's just I just I just feel like it shows me like I just feel like it's those people that I'm just like a regular person.
I don't really need a lot of hype or a lot of friends to do what I gotta do.
I just I just You sleep work, do nothing else.
Yeah, I understand.
So do not really care.
Like, you know, if you got people making mixtapes for you were taking photos of you like you just you just don't care at all like you don't You don't care if the whole name, like no one knows who you are.
Um e mean, I appreciate all the videos and pictures and stuff like that, but I mean, I could take pictures by myself.
Uh, I don't really need pictures.
Toe play, basketball.
I love basketball.
So if I was getting pictures or videos, or if I wasn't, it wouldn't really matter either way.
And when do you kind of fall in love with the game of basketball? And was having a particular that just made you love it? Um, when I was, like, really young, I'd say, third grade, Uh, I recently got injured in football, and I did, like, sit out for a little while.
So I was watching the finals with my dad, and that's when I seeing, uh, LeBron Douglas somebody, you know, I was like, Wow, that's crazy.
I want to do that.
So that's when I really love started loving basketball.
And that was when, uh, way, third grade.
LeBron was during that time, right? Yeah, he was.
He was? Yeah, that that was when I feel like basketball in first grade.
But that was kind of like, you know, in the third grade, when basketball was like that, Like, that was when times were good s a my opinion? Not not because you know third grade like I don't I just do everything at the MBA at that time, Like I kind of just focus on basketball.
It was like watching is a fan like now I have no clue what's going on in the MBA.
Like I used to talk about our of basketball when I was like elementary school.
Now I have no clue what's going on anymore.
Yes, it's a mess.
Honestly, yeah, it's just No, it's It's hard because, you know, like we're in high school.
Not like it's just hard to keep track of everything.
You know? You know, your training every day.
Like what you said.
I'm trying to do these interviews every day like it's difficult toe keep track of sports where, you know, it's really not gonna affect you Like what happens in the end s so yeah, I try and watch the games when I can, so but definitely I just can't watch her again, So yeah.
Yeah, it just sucks for me, though.
Is that s so I'm a heat fan and they might make it to the finals.
I haven't watched a single full game.
I'm missing the game right now.
Yeah, they're up there up right now.
I I checked there. It's 58.
Yeah, I got my money on them. Winning.
Yeah, I'm surprised they are like again.
You know, I haven't watched a full he game in a very long time, but I just got my hair like I just don't understand how they're able toe be that like it.
It doesn't make sense like I understand.
Like how here, Like, be the bucket, for sure.
But why is the number 13th pick killing the Boston Celtics like it shouldn't be like that.
He's I feel like like if I was in his position, I would feel disrespected, especially with he had a great rookie season like he did.
He was he on the second team or rookie? He might.
He might have been.
He probably waas.
I feel like he should have been on the first team, so I just feel like they disrespected him.
I just feel like he wants it more than a lot of people that z like at the end of the day, he's being rewarded for all the work he's putting his entire life.
So he's prepared.
Yeah, but at the same time, we always n b A.
Guys like extremely hard to go to the n B A.
They all probably put in just as much work.
If not, you'll probably some even putting more.
But I think if he didn't go to the heat a kind ever met Jimmy Butler, I don't think he'd be this good.
That's what I think.
I think they were kind of ableto because, you know, you saw here is that girl like, Imagine if you have that girl and use it on a different team like you would not be doing, uh, you wanna be doing well, Maybe I never No, no, no.
I I know for a fact.
Like I think the heat, they kinda like.
I'm sure you probably have 20 off court issues.
I think that I think that he kinda got him in check.
He's got the culture like I remember him and him and Jimmy Butler working out of school that offered you actually, University of Miami.
I think I don't know.
I know it's early in the morning or something like that.
You know, they're putting a working together.
I think that if they were never on the same team power here, I'll be a completely different player today.
I feel like Jimmy Butler is a dog.
He's just he just loves toe work.
So I feel like he put that same, like, instill that same mindset in the Tyler.
I feel like just made him, like, duck your head.
Like putting your work in.
It'll like you will be rewarded.
But you could disagree with me about this, but I don't think drink butler like he's great and all, but I don't think you could kind of carry a team.
You know, I don't think I agree with you going that.
Yeah, I think, like I feel like if they do go to the finals, I just don't know if he if they win, because I doubt that I don't want them thio LeBron to be the goat like Yeah, for sure.
I'm a LeBron friends a lot for sure.
So I don't want them to win, but I think kind of shows like what happens? We place that just the organization.
So because you know how he was on a different team that Jimmy Butler, you know, completely different story for him, I think.
E think it shows how the organization, that's for sure.
I also have been talking NBA and like a long time, Like I don't even know how I'm talking about this.
But now you're talking something.
I know a little bit more about high school basketball.
So playing on team final, your AU team, you know, walking commercial.
Now, what are some things that make that program stand out? Among the rest? Um, we're just I just feel like we're elite, like, not a lot of I feel like we're the best team in the country are 15.
You went to the finals last year.
Um, like, I just feel like all the people with our team funnel our workers.
We just put in our work.
We duck our heads.
It's not, I guess, not really.
All the glitz and glam that everybody sees with, you know, other kids in the country, but like we're dogs.
So honestly, I think team finals One of those, uh, was more popular teams.
In my opinion, I think they're one of the more, uh, the more well known teams, even though I didn't know where they committed.
But I knew they were in the Northeast somewhere.
Actually, I thought West Town was in, uh, was in New York.
But wait, I need to talk about that.
But I saw a video.
You were tagged and, you know, it was the guy's achieving their gear.
You told me that that only the U 17 where it's a 17 year.
Were you 17 or doesn't that matter? Yeah.
So I saw the 17 years, you know, you told me they received their, uh, we're in a lot of stuff like that.
Actually, you gotta be all gear, but, you know, you're wearing the show right now.
I think that you write with something.
You're obviously, uh you all the merch and all that stuff.
You kind of get excited for that.
Um, yeah, it's a little exciting.
I feel like, uh, being a kid, you always grow up like one to be sponsored.
I guess I'm not sponsored, but playing for a sponsor team, it feels like you are.
So when they kinda.
But she with that gear.
It's a good feeling for sure.
Yeah, because you know, you could walk around people like, if I had to saw you.
Like there's one kid that was wearing my blog.
Er hey, look Familiar, but I didn't know his name or anything like that, because I saw him like I was going on the hunt, trying to figure out who this kid is because, you know, you see that person, you have bl stuff.
If they looked like bad, then you know, they probably bought it.
If they look good like no, they're they're going to make it.
Uh, it's kind of put that you have to target on.
You are a target on your back.
Gets in public like if, you know, high school basketball.
You see somewhere bl gear, They look like they're decent basketball.
They're probably, like, really good.
And how is your How is your recruitment process been? I think you're frozen, so we'll have him a refresh and come back.
Guys, hopefully this all, uh this all works out, we'll have thio.
We'll have to see.
I hope you right back, guys.
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But we'll have to see about that.
Just a way for him to come back.
Maybe he doesn't have a glitch.
I'm not really sure, but should be back in a second now.
So yeah, Hang tight, guys.
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Let's see what? Let's see what happens.
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Then we'll keep this thing going.
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I think he's e think he's frozen again.
It looks like so we'll see what the what the deal is with that for sure? Yeah, I think you might be, Uh, you might have to hop out again.
You know, I'm gonna actually I'm gonna refresh my page right now, and we'll see what happens with that.
Uh, currently, let's see.
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Yeah, guys, he was being, like a little bit lagi man, I'm kind of annoyed like I don't know if you guys start to leave the stream, but there was there was a glitch.
Um, but hopefully this works.
I mean, we definitely got a lot of good content of this interview, but let's see.
Alright, guys, I'm gonna adam back in, cross my fingers that this works out.
Hello? Hello? All right.
Hopefully will be good.
Raw because a little bit, um, I guess.
Do you guys make me do anything during the summer with team final or not related because of the virus? Um we played in one little, many, like, one day Twitter.
We played two games we played, um I think East Coast power and Kayla elite on.
Then we had a team final minicamp that was broadcasted for college coaches. Watch.
Yeah, I know a lot of you have teams having many camped in, uh, some some more teams doing that in the future.
But I was cleaning crew process.
So when did the University of Miami offer you? Um, they offered me last Wednesday.
And what was your relationship been like with them? Um, it's been really good, actually.
So, um, coz fish hey recruited my brother when he entered the transfer portal from Cincinnati.
Um, and so and my dad Really good relationship.
So they were able to see me in a valid me very early, so yeah, and I never knew this, but do you think I got a couple questions, your brother and kind of how he's impacted you, as you kind of like, you know, just being your own person.
You can ask me questions about nicer.
Okay, Because I know I don't What is she, like, really famous.
And I'm, like, idiot for not knowing him or, uh, no, he's not super famous.
You're not knowing.
Okay? What? What? What's cool with that? Was he at? He was terrible school.
Is he out? I guess he's at University of Miami.
Wait, What's his name? Not sure.
Brooks? Yeah, There's no way. I don't know him.
Um, saying that.
Wait, what does I mean, I've had happened.
Well, what does I g West Philly ni like n y at West Philly N Y.
How did I not? I was kind of great.
Yeah, actually, I never heard it from bro.
I was like, Why? My That's actually that's pretty cool.
Yeah, he's not that bad, but he'll probably be verified soon enough for sure.
Hopefully, Yeah, that's that's awesome.
So do you think, uh, is he a B as he tried, I guess recruit you at all.
Like maybe told her some things.
Maybe, like, you know, a couple of days like, Hey, you know, Brother e need to come to my, uh, my school in our or not Really? Uh, no, it's been it's been none of that he, uh he congratulated me on the offer, but he's he's really stern on me because he wants.
He wants me to be great.
So, you know, he's just playing the big brother role.
He hasn't really recruited me to Miami or anything like that, and is that there's no, like, you're gonna told me of Miami once.
If you do commit their like once you get there, right? Yeah.
Like, there's no way you guys have done the same team in college.
Really? He'll be graduated by then.
Who congratulated by that? Yeah.
I mean, that's Ah, that's pretty cool. So I I guess.
What's it kind of like having a brother? Uh, I don't believe following this.
That's obviously just knowing someone close and personal that's gone through everything that you're going through right now.
Um is really I feel like it's a resource, actually, because, you know, they let you like He lets me know all the time, like eat right, get sleep like he's just like it's basically like I have a blueprint laid in front of me toe succeed because he's been there, done that, everything that I'm going through.
He's been there, done that. So Yeah.
And do you expect him to provide any inside or give you any insight about the schools that have recruited you or and stuff since? You know, he's not Miami, So I'm sure he kind of has a lot of insight about the program.
So have you ever offered that to you? At some point when the time comes, Um, I don't know. He might.
He hasn't offered it yet, but I have no clue. He's not.
I don't think he's really that type of person to, like, give me insight on anybody.
But we're not that kind of tell you because, you know, if you're trying to figure out what school I want to go to him, I'd be like, Well, you know, I might know this guy, this school, and he hates it on.
Uh, you know, I think this school is a lot of like, like, you know, like you know, her kinda make decision easier for you.
Like if you're if you're like you.
If you can't decide between two schools so you might give you a reason why you wanna pick this one over the other, you know? Oh, well, he probably will. Honestly, we talked.
We talked frequently.
He's He's definitely, uh, he'll probably definitely do that.
If I'm probably if I'm stuck between a couple of schools and you're probably entering the transfer portal, You know, you're being a recruit.
Um, what is this kind of, like, you know, in the family where you got just a ton of people all having to make important decisions that the whole nation cares about? Um uh, it's a lot.
It's exciting, definitely.
But the same time is hectic, but, you know, he got through it, so I feel like I'll get the And is there anything you may be like about the University of Miami? Or you kind of not really? No, just cause, you know, you're 2023 so much free to know about.
Um I don't really know too much about the about the University of Miami.
It's really nice down there.
My brother has I've been on the phone, my brother when he's kind of been walking around campus.
So I know like how nice it is, but I don't really know too much about it.
Has your brother maybe ever told you, um, his favorite parts about it.
He said he definitely said he loves the weather on earth just to her.
Um, but he again.
He said, like, just the campus is beautiful.
He loves he could get into Jim Lynn whenever you needs to.
So he puts in the work they put in work down there.
He's definitely told me that.
Yeah, real quick. I forgot to ask.
What's your what's your instagram? Um j two tr n t All right? Yeah, my father further as e at the bottom for people that they want to follow your instagram even though you're not gonna be on instagram, uh, that often, because you're not really a big A big social media guy.
But eso Miami, they were your first offer, right? So how big? How big a factor do you think will be in your decision having Miami be your first offer? Um, they'll definitely always be, um, up there because of the pedigree at school.
And again, they were my first offer, but I'm not biased towards any school.
Whichever school recruits me the hardest or shepherd school is a better fit for me than my choice.
and taking a fit.
I mean, what what would make a school the perfect fit for you? Um, school is gonna let me be myself.
Not try toe lock me down in a super, like, just 1000 plays and stuff like that.
Just gonna let me, like, play breaks down.
They're gonna let me who? And besides Miami and, uh, yeah, I guess.
Is this Besides Miami, where schools have contacted you recently recently, Old Miss has offered me, uh, this Wednesday, they offered, um, but Georgia and Dayton have contacted me recently.
And since you were in the class 2023 I know for you guys.
You can't be contacted directly from the coaches.
Um, eso Some guys even don't know the answer to that question.
How are you able, toe? I gotta stay so informed and involved in your recruitment, even though, you know, it was not really coming to you directly.
My father, he, uh he's every time a college goes to text him or cause him, he lets me know.
So I just He just keeps me in the loop.
It everything lets me know what's happening.
Yeah, your your dad played college basketball or be anything like that or I guess.
Are you Are you and your brother kinda super talented I got for your family.
Um, he, uh My dad played at Westchester.
He wasn't It wasn't a big time school, but it was a D one.
So he knows what he's talking about.
Like in Westchester, New York? Um, no.
Westchester, P A, I think. Yeah.
There there is the Westchester, New York.
I don't know that.
I don't know for sure.
So how was it like being in a family Where, uh, you know, this basketball is kind of your DNA? Um, it is.
It wasn't It wasn't.
I feel like it has always been in my DNA, but it wasn't.
It was definitely was my first love.
Uh, I played football.
Like I said earlier, I played football when I was younger.
That was my first love, for sure.
But I feel like it was definitely inevitable for me.
Toe be a basketball player with my bill.
You don't see too many, uh, 65 from up players out there unless they're lineman.
So And since basketball wasn't your first love, even though you were kind of young, I don't even remember.
But what was your brother? I always playing basketball throughout his life.
Um, he's actually, uh, not my He's not my biological brother.
He's, uh, whatever.
Like he's still he's still, you know, part of family or some of your close to at least.
So has he been playing football, uh, at all, Or has he always been playing basketball? I think he's always been playing basketball.
He might have played football when he was younger, but he's never told me.
Eso uh, I mean was There may be any sort of reaction from your dad or anyone else in your family.
Like when you're playing football at a young age, when there's so many people that were so involved in basketball and you're like, I want to play football? Um, yeah, my dad was actually my dad was actually really shocked that I was that I said I wanted to play basketball, not football, because I would always say basketball was born and you don't get to hit anybody.
You don't get to run or like you don't get to score touchdowns or something like that.
But I don't know.
I just I feel like he was really surprised that I said I wanted to play the game of basketball and for asking my final question.
Um, I remember that you said, you know, when you saw LeBron James put somebody in a poster.
20 kind of realized, like, man.
Like I gotta play basketball.
So since he's done that, that's kind of made you fall off with the game.
Have you been able to do that? Um uhh.
Not like LeBron.
No, uh, maybe like LeBron, but maybe like a dollar store version of all the poster? Yeah, a few times in practice.
Never in the game.
What happens in practice when something happens like that? Like you guys gotta act like nothing happens to that.
You don't get killed by our coach or are able, Maybe celebrated at all.
I celebrate for sure.
And people, everybody goes like, uh, but I definitely took my tough, fun stuff for sure.
If I dunk on somebody and sticking a practice, have you guys do anything? Inspire economy or, uh or nothing? Quarantine? Yeah.
We've been practicing for about a month now.
Ever since I got here in late August.
We've been practicing, so Yeah, and how those products has been And is there anything special about him? Um, practice have been tough.
It's been a lot of conditioning trying to get people back in shape, especially not playing basketball for a few months with some some people.
But so, yeah, they've been tough, but you know, the coach he knows he's doing I trust him.
So Yeah, and what's I just like the living situation? Like, are you in a dorm room alone or you have a roommate? You know, I have a roommate.
Uh, he he actually swims here, aspire.
And there's a lot of different types of sports that they do here.
So, yeah, I was gonna put you like all the basketball guys together.
They mix up all the athletes. Yeah.
Did you get a pick? A roommate at least, Or, uh, is Brando Okay, see? So he's on the room right now. We're swimming.
Uh, no, he's out of the room.
He's actually in the common area right now.
He's watching the game.
Okay, I don't Did you like your roommate, Like, kind of happy, You know, you got him or Yeah, he's too.
That was the thing you ever actually experience before.
Like so I was suddenly getting, like, throwing until a room with a person never met before And having a, you know, live with them.
Um, no, it's nothing I've ever experienced before, but, you know, living with these guys for a month on going to school and practicing with them.
So it's kinda It's kind of it kind of feels like you've known them for a lot longer than just a month.
Just seeing each other every day, spending a lot of time together.
Is it only a boarding school or Yeah, it's only a burning school.
And is it because I know I am? Dichotomy.
I was like, an athletic school does the same thing aspire academy or other.
All those kids that are there for just straight up school? Um, no, it's the same thing. Aspire academy.
Uh, I mean, I'm the academy.
Uh, yeah, we dio we do five corps and she w a like classes so that we're all eligible.
Um, and basically, the rest of our days are sport.
We we do morning workouts with.
Basically, my schedule is morning practice.
Uh, come back to the dorm shower, go to school.
Uh, after school, we go to the weight room, we lift, and then we have practice after that, and then we repeat that, Yeah, I'm not gonna lie.
It's He's like your room just looks like it looks pretty nice.
That brand new or Oh, yeah, they just built these norms.
They're really nice.
And, uh, you know, we finally get to the end of the interview.
So I found a question for you is what do you wanna have accomplished by the end of your high school career? Um, definitely 1000 points.
I feel like just immortalized myself in high school basketball.
Um, I'm probably say, I wanna wanna say a state championship.
I feel like that's a goal I've always had since I was young.
Just the lore of it.
I was gonna have that experience kind of check that off the box.
And as I pretty much it Yeah, that's pretty much it.
Yeah, And when you say 1000 points is that out of all four years or maybe 2000 points aspire economy um, I say at all four years.
Uh, I don't think also 1000 points in three years, but I don't know.
Here is over for sure.
And before in the show is I think you wanna plug or anybody want to shout out.
Um, so I sat on my parents and my little sister, so it's pretty much it for sure.
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