Kalvin Rodriguez

Name Kalvin Rodriguez Where are you from? Oxnard How old are you? N/A When did you start playing the game? 3rd grade What made you interested in playing basketball? I have always loved playing basketball,but it cought my eyes one day when i was watching it. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? No How did you play and how did it make you feel? it made me feel happy and full of joy. I love scoring and playing kept me out of trouble. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? Sr year after i got cut for bad grades i knew i had a chance at making something great for my school. Does your family support you playing basketball? Amen What influenced you to play basketball? Myself What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? I like the pressure being on my shoulder or the feeling of carrying the team on my shoulders.I like pulling up for jump shots or driving it down the lane,or how can i forget taking it coast to coast or hitting a game winning shot. What is your motivation to play? My brother who is locked up who i haven’t seen in a while,my mother who has sacrificed all for me and my brothers,everybody who has believed in me or who has doubted me.GOD What are your habits before a game? God,Bless,Me hand signal Do play other sports competitively, which sports? No What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Dont have one What is your favorite pre-game music? Songs that i find inspirational or motivating Do you have any religious background and basketball? Christian How often do you workout? Once a day Do you have a partner or on your...

Lomas Johnson

Name Lomas Johnson Where are you from? Columbia/Sikeston, MO How old are you? 24 When did you start playing the game? 7th grade What made you interested in playing basketball? It was just a way to take my mind off of everything and make me feel like i was in a better place. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? No How did you play and how did it make you feel? I don’t remember the game, but i wasn’t no good lol When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? I say around 9th grade because i really believed in my coach and he believed in me, plus i was seeing improvements so i felt like the sky is the limit. Does your family support you playing basketball? Kinda What influenced you to play basketball? The feeling What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Doing something that im good at and people respecting it. What is your motivation to play? To at least say im good at something. What are your habits before a game? Have none Do play other sports competitively, which sports? no What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? have none What is your favorite pre-game music? have none Do you have any religious background and basketball? no How often do you workout? Twice a day Do you have a partner or on your own? Both Have you been seriously injured? Yea, ankle and knees What are your strong points in basketball? Shooting, Scoring, Defense Do you consider yourself healthy and why? Yeah, never really tired or wore out. Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? sort of. What is life outside of basketball for you? Laying around letting my...

Jordan Faust

Name Jordan Faust Where are you from? South Kingstown, RI How old are you? 29 When did you start playing the game? 2nd Grade What made you interested in playing basketball? It was fun and I liked the competition Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Yes How did you play and how did it make you feel? I played well from what I can remember. I remember getting out on the break a lot and getting a lot of easy points because of that. It must have been a sign because I think I shine the most in transition because of my moves and passing. Also, I remember making some passes that I think people could tell were ahead of my time. I remember feeling great because it was a lot of fun and our team won and I felt exhausted after the game because of how fast it was. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? When I transfered high schools, I got cut trying out my sophmore year, when I thought I really should have made it. I got so mad after that I wanted revenge and I would play all the kids who made the Varsity team in open gym and play great against them. Ever since then I realized how good I was and how good I could be and deep down I knew that basketball was not only my passion but something that made me special. Does your family support you playing basketball? Yes What influenced you to play basketball? To get revenge on all those who said I would never make it playing basketball and to prove to not only them but to my self that I can make it What is your...

Matthew Alston

Name matthew alston Where are you from? philadelphia, pennsylvania How old are you? n/a When did you start playing the game? as long as i could breath What made you interested in playing basketball? my pop Do you remember your first organized basketball game? yes How did you play and how did it make you feel? i played pretty good u know,but i remember putting on my jersey for the first time and thinkin “wow this is great” When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? at age 13 i took the game seriously because i saw i was way better then my peers Does your family support you playing basketball? yes they do What influenced you to play basketball? my jr high school coach russell, that guy made me wanted to play the game What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? 5 individual players becoming one TEAM!! What is your motivation to play? the love and exicitement of winning, man i love the game What are your habits before a game? normally i take an light nap text an couple friends Do play other sports competitively, which sports? in high school i did the shot putt(track and fleid)….also play defense lineman(that didnt go to well lol) What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? fruit after the games i like to eat taco What is your favorite pre-game music? none i cant hear Do you have any religious background and basketball? well im christain so i do little personal prayer here and there i dont asked god for victory but i ask him help me play the best i can possible can How often do you workout? Weekly Do you have a partner or on your own?...

Lala Vaiphei

Name Lala Vaiphei Where are you from? India How old are you? 24 When did you start playing the game? 12 What made you interested in playing basketball? Saw my seniors playing,joined them and it was basketball since then. Was the captain of sub-juniors football team of my school,left football for basketball. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? 9th grade How did you play and how did it make you feel? I wasn’t so good at the time. I was on the benches but i got to play every last two quarters. I don’t remember how i played but it made me feel really good. Being on the court during practice and during a match are really different. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? At the age of 15,i began to look up and1 videos and tried what they did and i could do it,that’s when i gained self-confidence and as i played along,i was enjoying myself and basketball became my escape to all the stuffs that keeps me down. And i would never mind gettin a sunburn cause of basketball under the sun..lol.. Does your family support you playing basketball? am not sure What influenced you to play basketball? allen iverson,his story. What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Being the playmaker and a power forward. The two new things in my life. 😉 What is your motivation to play? Whatever may happen,once i start playing,i know for sure i will be happy as long as i am in the court. What are your habits before a game? Pray and only pray Do play other sports competitively, which sports? Football,volleyball What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Junks before game and a...