Kalvin Rodriguez

Name Kalvin Rodriguez Where are you from? Oxnard How old are you? 05/03/2012 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...

Myka Dawn

Name Myka Dawn Where are you from? arkansas How old are you? 09/27/1995 When did you start playing the game? 4th grade What made you interested in playing basketball? well my brother and sisters played so i kinda grew up around it, and my parents encouraged me 2 play and it has been my life ever since Do you remember your first organized basketball game? yup 4th grade How did you play and how did it make you feel? well i rember my first game i scored 8 points and got 4 fouls and thats all i can remeber When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? umm 6th grade becuse my 7th grade coach was always watching me,to see if i was good or not,so i had to step up my game to impress him,and also becuse my coach was harder on me then anyone else Does your family support you playing basketball? totally. whole family What influenced you to play basketball? micheal jordan and brothers and sisters What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? my favorite aspects of the game is all of it am good at defence and offence and shooting. MVP since 4th grade. not cocky tho What is your motivation to play? how i think of it is ,that there are kids in parts of the world that dose’nt have the oppritonity to play and so it makes me want to work harder to achive my dreams and make it possible for them to have a chance to achive their dreams. What are your habits before a game? talking to my team and listening to john wall by troop 41 Do play other sports competitively, which sports? yup softball and of course basketball What is your...

David Mcgowan

Name David Mcgowan Where are you from? Pittsburghs eastside How old are you? 11/27/1991 When did you start playing the game? 6th grade What made you interested in playing basketball? My friends Payton and Ricco we played everyday outside growing up and then I played on a summer league team with my future high school basketball coach Aaron tipton Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Woodland hills summer league when I was 13-14 How did you play and how did it make you feel? My first few games were very fun, I think my coach expected more out of me than what I gave out. But basketball gave me something to want it makes me happy and angry thoughs are the only two emotions i get from playing but I love it. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? My friends started playing basketball before me but playing everyday made me furious because I didn’t start winning 33games or one ones with them until about a year after I start playing JV in 9th grade. I started taking it seriously when me and my friends would play 33 and take a hour to finish a game I wanted to be just as good I wanted to be better. Does your family support you playing basketball? My mom never really supported me she never came to a game but my older brother loved to brag about me he always told people that I was better than the he even start setting me up with people older than me betting money because he knew i would win What influenced you to play basketball? My Friends What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? I really love the game no matter what...

Kenneth McCoy Jr.

Name Kenneth McCoy Jr. Where are you from? Stuttgart, Arkansas How old are you? 06/22/1987 When did you start playing the game? When I was 5 years old What made you interested in playing basketball? My dad played it uncles cousins and just feel in love with the game ever since. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? When I was 8 years old playing in an older division basketball league and scoring 13 points against kids thats 10 and 11 years old. How did you play and how did it make you feel? I played great off of excitement of just playing the game of basketball such a wonderful feeling. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? When I turned 13 years old when I took it seriously playing AAU ball all summer long and attending basketball camps just 24/7 all basketball because thats how much I just love the game pure passion. Does your family support you playing basketball? Yes always since day one came to every game to show me love always the loudest in the crowd. What influenced you to play basketball? My dad he is my biggest fan thought me the game train me still til this day. What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Just playing defense and rebounding the little things that other players don’t like doing. What is your motivation to play? To show that everytime I play I go all out and give it my all till the final buzzer. What are your habits before a game? Listen to music and focus on what im going to do to help my team win the game. Do play other sports competitively, which sports? Football very competitive in that as well. What...

Benjamin Gaspar

Name Benjamin Gaspar Where are you from? I was born in Redwood City,CA but moved to Apple Valley,CA How old are you? 03/98/16 When did you start playing the game? When I was 12 years old I started to play What made you interested in playing basketball? I really didn’t know anything about basketball. I had to teach myself how to play the game which was very difficult. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? It was in the 7th grade and I didn’t perform too well but learned from the experience. How did you play and how did it make you feel? I play with a passion and a love for the game of basketball. To me basketball is much more than a sport. Basketball makes me feel great and I love the sport. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? In the eighth grade when I was 13 years old was when basketball became a serious aspect of my life. I have a dream of playing professional basket in the NBA and I can never give up on my dream. I will never quit, I won’t rest, and I won’t stop playing until my dream is accomplished. Does your family support you playing basketball? My mother and my father support me although we all don’t live with each other. What influenced you to play basketball? Making it pro to give my family a better life especially for all they done for me. What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Playing for the of basketball and to teach other kids hard work can get you places. What is your motivation to play? I play the game of basketball for my mother and use it as motivation to give...