Nov. 3, 2013
I STARTED PLAYING BASKETBALL when I was five years old.
I CHOSE ECU BECAUSE it’s a great environment and my grandma lives 30 minutes away. I’m big on family. The first game I came to, there was a big crowd and I liked that and I liked that is was a college town too.
THE COACHES HAVE HELPED ME become a better player. They’ve taught me to approach every day like game day. They’ve helped me become more focused and become a better leader.
I WAS RAISED in Charlotte for the first 15 years of my life. I love it there. I’ll probably go back when my basketball career is over.
MY FAMILY is the most important thing to me. I love my sister, my mother and my grandmas to death. I’d do anything for them.
I’LL NEVER FORGET when Corvonn [Gaines] hit the shot to beat UCF. That’s probably my most memorable moment at ECU. I jumped up and ran on the court a little bit, then had to get myself off because there was still a little bit of time left.
THE BEST PART OF MY GAME is defense. I hate when people score on me.
WHEN I’M NOT PLAYING BASKETBALL I’m probably beating my teammates in 2K, especially Prince and Uyi.
EAST CAROLINA IS my school and the best on earth. I’ve got a lot of Pirate pride.
COACH LEBO AND I have a great relationship on and off the court. We respect each other and I think he’s a great coach.
I HAVE LEARNED a lot of things here at ECU as far as basketball, school, how to approach life and how to act in different situations.
WHEN I CUT DOWN THE NETS IN THE CIT I felt a sigh of relief afterwards, realizing that all the hard work we had put in had paid off.
THIS YEAR WILL BE SUCCESSFUL if we all stay on the same page and buy into what coach is telling us.
ONE THING EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ECU BASKETBALL is that we’re really like a family throughout the whole program. We look at each other as brothers. We all live together, eat together, talk and hang out. We just spend so much time together; we look at each other as brothers.