NBA legend Steve Francis aka "The Franchise" and legendary basketball trainer Pat The Roc team up with famous actor Clifton Powell to demonstrate the power of the crossover dribble, a deadly move that players like Tim Hardaway, Allen Iverson and Steve Francis pioneered in the NBA game.
Age, height and weight? 14 years old, 6'9, 190 lbs.
Middle school name? Thomas Henderson Middle school.
How old were you when you started playing? Iwas 7-8 years old when I started playing.
What teams did you play for growing up? The Madison Bucks was the first basketball team I ever played for then came Chick Webb Spiders, Baltimore's Finest , Cecil Kirk, Team Silk then now Team Loaded.
What is the Richmond area basketball competition like? In Richmond there is a variety of guards who can do it all. There is also a fair amount of skilled big men. Many of the Richmond locals have a lot of raw talent.
What were the highlights of your summer AAU and camps? One highlight from this summer was playing AAU with Team Loaded 15U and after losing on a devastating full court shot, we won the gold championship for the Adidas Gauntlet. I also attended the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, I can say I didn't perform to the absolute best of my ability but, I had a lot of fun competing against some of the best in my class. I'm also looking forward to visiting my hometown for an All Star event that should be fun as well.
What did you work on to prepare yourself for your freshmen season? To prepare for my freshman season I am doing a lot of strength/conditioning and ball handling.
How old were you when you first dunked? I was in 5th grade when I first dunked.
What are your freshmen year basketball goals? My freshman year I want to win every game.
What academically and athletically made you select John Marshall for HS? John Marshall High school is known for hard work & will help me develop a good work-ethic and will also allow me to attend a community high school were academic excellence is always required.
How many offers do you currently hold? Currently 8
From which schools? Hampton University, James Madison University, Baylor University, University of Central Florida, Wake Forest, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
Who is your favorite NBA player, college player and HS. player? My favorite NBA player Currently is Brandon Ingram , favorite retired player is Kobe Bryant. I don't have a favorite college or high school player.
Who is your biggest inspiration on and off the court? My biggest inspiration on & off the court is my Mother.
Who is the toughest player you have faced?
The toughest player I've faced is Greg Jones also of Team Loaded.
What do you believe are your biggest strengths? My biggest strengths are running the floor & blocking shots.
AAU team before Team Takeover and your coaches name? Team Melo, Coach Francis.
Age you began to play basketball? 6 or 7 years old.
What teams did you play for growing up? Leesburg Basketball Club.
What were the highlights of your summer - AAU and camps? Going to the Nike Peach Jam and CP3 rising stars camp.
What did you work on this summer to prepare for high school? Getting stronger.
What attracted you athletically to Paul VI. for high school? What attracted me to the PVI. is the relationship I have with the coach and I know he will help make me a better person off the court and also a better player on the court.
What other high schools did you consider? Bishop O'Connell, Gonzaga, Dematha and St. John's.
What are your basketball goals as a freshmen next school year? Win a championship.
Who are your closets friends in basketball? Chuck Harris and Will Paige.
Who is your inspiration off the court? My dad.
Who is the toughest local player for you to play against? Chuck Harris.
Your AAU team is loaded with talent as a lead guard how do you keep everyone involved? I keep everyone involved by getting out in transition and looking for guys down court.
Who is your favorite NBA player, favorite college player, favorite HS player? LeBron James, Dwayne Bacon and Trevon Duval.
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