Manvir Garcha

Name: Manvir Garcha Where are you from? Fresno, Ca When did you start playing the game? in second grade What made you interested in playing basketball? i saw my friends playing it and i was amazed i asked them to teach me, ever since then iv loved the game. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? 8th grade When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? 7th grade, I had decided that I hated the feeling of being cut from the Basketball team. Does your family support you playing basketball? yes What influenced you to play basketball? Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, the glory, pain, desire, and w anting to go pro What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Offense, i love driving in, but im also i dead-eye shooter from the sides, because my position shooting guard and small forward requires it. What is your motivation to play? Kevin Durant, to be a credit to my race, make my parents proud, to prove my haters wrong What are your habits before a game? pray, mentally prepare myself, remember to show no mercy What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? pizza What is your favorite pre-game music? Eminem and Drake, mostly Eminem Do you have any religious background and basketball? Punjabi aka Sikh, Do you have a partner or on your own? Both Have you been seriously injured? yes, my ankle What are your strong points in basketball? driving up, shooting, and shot blocking Do you consider yourself healthy and why? yes, im extremely fast Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? yes, but they watch me play and encourage me What is life outside of basketball for you? boring, Basketball is my life, its...

Steve Roper

Name Steve Roper Where are you from? Grand Rapids, MI How old are you? 05/09/2011 When did you start playing the game? 4th Grade What made you interested in playing basketball? You can say it was in my blood. I grew up around basketball. My all time favorite player growing up was Michael Jordan. There was Kobe Bryant and now Lebron James. Basketball has always been my favorite sport and I was always good at it. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Godwin Heights 4th Grade How did you play and how did it make you feel? I was the best player on my team. I will never forget I lost in the championship to my little brother. I always feel good on the court. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? Freshman year in high school I decided it was time to take basketball to another level. It wasnt till my sophomore year when I really grew into my body a nd started playing to my potential. Does your family support you playing basketball? Yes What influenced you to play basketball? Lebron James What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Just knowing that the man guarding me really cannot hold me. When I’m on the court I always keep the mind set I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, and I do. I love everything about the game. What is your motivation to play? My family and everybody thats supporting me. Everybody that knows I can make it and can actually see me playing professional basketball oneday. What are your habits before a game? Pray of course. Do play other sports competitively, whic h sports? Football and Baseball. What is your favorite food to eat...

Anton Erlandsson

Name: Anton Where are you from? Sweden How old are you? 13 When did you start playing the game? 12 What made you interested in playing basketball? The teamwork,and the hustle Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Yes, i rode the bench, and the first play i made i went to the wrong basket 😛 How did you play and how did it make you feel? i feelt happy because i knew i wanted to improve from that first game. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? i think after this years summer break. i had gone into a relationship, and after a heart break with her i noticed that basketball helped me. the guys i played ball with were still there, and i knew they always would be there to help me. Does your family support you playing basketball? Yes, but they always preach academics first, and i do put effort into both the court and the classroom. What influenced you to play basketball? i think Vince Carter, when i saw him fly on youtube, i think it was the dunk contest. it was just a sensation, and i feelt like something had happened. What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? The intensity down the stretch, when down by a few. 10 sweaty teens who can put aside all their problems to win a game of pure passion and will. seeing them give up their bodies just to earn an extra point or two is perfect. What is your motivation to play? I want to be great, i want to be accepted by my friends as a basketballer. i strive to achieve the best i can be, i love the game to much to completely walk away...

Rich Morantus

Name: Rich Morantus Where are you from? : Born in Brooklyn New York, raised in Boston Mass. How old are you? 27 When did you start playing the game? I started playing in the 5th grade. What made you interested in playing basketball? : When I lived in Brooklyn, my uncle always played ball at the park. He seemed to be so good. I wanted to be good too. Do you remember your first organized basketball game? No How did you play and how did it make you feel? Playing ball makes me feel great. It’s a feeling I can’t even explain. When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? : I use to think I would just get better at basketball without doing anything. Then I got cut from the team as a sophomore. That flipped my world upside down. Does your family support you playing basketball? : Yes What influenced you to play basketball? : My uncle, although he never knew it. What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? That feeling you have when you can do so much. What is your motivation to play? I love the game and want to be the best I can possibly be. What is your favorite hobby? Playing ball. Do play other sports competitively, which sports? No. What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Nothing What is your favorite pre-game music? Listen to music that calms me down. Do you have any religious background and basketball? Yes, I believe Jesus died for my sins. How often do you workout? Usually twice a day 4 – 6 days per week. Do you have a partner or on your own? Not normally, but its always better when I do. Have...

Calvin Romero

Name: Calvin Romero Where are you from? : New York, Manhattan How old are you? : 14 years old When did you start playing the game? : On my school What made you interested in playing basketball? : I don’t know, I just loved it Do you remember your first organized basketball game? No How did you play and how did it make you feel? I played hard, maked 17 points When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? : When I started playing for my school team, which had won a lot of trophies and championships Does your family support you playing basketball? : Yes, a lot What influenced you to play basketball? : I always liked sports, but basketball was unique for me What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Teamwork What is your motivation to play? Collecting sneakers What is your favorite hobby? Play Basketball Do play other sports competitively, which sports? Baseball What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? Vitamin Water What is your favorite pre-game music? Amazing Do you have any religious background and basketball? No How often do you workout? 2 days a week Do you have a partner or on your own? My Own Have you gotten seriously injured? No What are your strong points in basketball? My strong points are the long shots Do you consider yourself healthy and why? Yes, because I eat a lot of fruits, and like a lot of juice Favorites Your favorite basketball gear brand? I love NIKE What size shoe do you wear? 7 Life Do you have many friends who don’t play basketball? : No Do you get a lot of attention because you play basketball? : Yes What are your plans...