I like to thank God and Wiz for allowing me to write my journal
on Queens Hoops.
The exclusive middle school event I mentioned in journal #2 was
NYC vs. NJ at Jim Couch basketball Reunion Saturday games. It
took place at Kennedy high school in the Bronx, I got there late
from my Fun Sport game in Brooklyn. Just in time for the 4th
quarter, I scored 7 points in 8 minutes. The exposure was great
and I felt privileged to play in a benefit game.
Sunday, I went to Christ the King high school and was the reporter
for "NYC Basketball" at the 6th annual Metro classic. The Boro's Vs.
The Burb's met up in Queens and featured some of the best talent
in the Metropolitan area. My favorite player for the day was
Jabari Hines from Mount Vernon, he scored 33 points and won
MVP. Hines is a solid point guard with a consistent jump shot. It
was a pleasure sitting court side and observing the game.
I had the chance to interview Coach Tiny Morton and Shaquille
Stokes of Lincoln high school. My most intriguing interview was
with Howard Garfinkel (founder of 5 star basketball camp) who
received the Cecil Watkins life time achievement award. What I
learned from Mr. Garfinkel is if I miss a shot or make a turnover,
focus on completing my next big play.
Basically, I've been playing Fun Sport on weekends and hoping to
play the chip at Madison Square Garden. I'm also waiting for Rudy
King's next Right bounce event to be announced, I always enjoy
participating with my peers in a 'student athlete' environment. In
my next Journal you can read more of my life stories.
Happy birthday, Cloe Hymowits and Michael Gardener, my
schoolmates at Riverdale Country day school. Last week, we
celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvah in Manhattan.