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...

Anthony Doyley Jr

Name: Anthony Doyley Jr. Where are you from? : Miami, FL. But now live in Chattanooga,TN How old are you? : 23 When did you start playing the game? : At the age of three What made you interested in playing basketball? : My father Do you remember your first organized basketball game? : Yes How did you play and how did it make you feel? : I played well, and I felt good because my dad was proud When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? : Probably about six or seven Does your family support you playing basketball? : Definitely What influenced you to play basketball? : My Father What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? : Being able to pass the ball very well What is your motivation to play? : Using the gift that God has given me to glorify Him. What are your habits before a game? : Listen to some music and zone out. What is your favorite hobby? : Basketball Do play other sports competitively, which sports? :NO What is your favorite food to eat before and after games? : Anything that won’t make my stomach run What is your favorite pre-game music? Gospel rap Do you have any religious background and basketball? I am a Christian and I want to give God praise through the game of Basketball How often do you workout? 3 times a week Do you have a partner or on your own? : Partner Have you gotten seriously injured? : Yes, I once cracked my Fibula bone What are your strong points in basketball? : I have excellent court vision and can make plays for my team Do you consider yourself healthy and why? : Yes, because my body...

Mike Speranza

Name: Mike Speranza Where are you from? Foxborough mass, born in Camden, nj How old are you? 30 on dec 30 2006 its my golden one so I trying to make it memorable When did you start playing the game? 5th grade in upstate new York Galway to be specific What made you interested in playing basketball? In my first practice I got to wear my new jordons low tops with the black grey leopard print and was doing a dribbling drill and crossed over and something about the quick change of direction got me Do you remember your first organized basketball game? Yes Saratoga springs 7th grade I was in 6 made the team and didn’t play till the end that feeling has stuck with me forever and enable me to work hard day in and out How did you play and how did it make you feel? Aswer above When did you begin to take basketball seriously and why? When I played ball at the ymca in downtown Saratoga on Tuesday adult nights and watched the likes of tim parker and jimmy parker and pete philo and scottt cherry all played bigtime d 1 and was the first young kid to get picked up and this was serious for me Does your family support you playing basketball? yes What influenced you to play basketball? My bad attitude cost me a lot of opportunities as I wasn’t going to let and emotional weakness stop me and everyone saying I was to small and not good enough to play What is your favorite aspect of playing basketball? Accepting and adapting to the mistakes and changes of momentum What is your motivation to play? To show people that no matter what if you stick with...