I had the great fortune of experiencing a positive, healthy and happy playing and coaching career with the game of basketball. I had coaches who were capable leaders and created a "place to go" and a "place to be ourselves." Our teams had zest, passion, commitment, energy, care for one another, love-esteem and enthusiasm that we readily, freely and unashemedly expressed.
I learned punctuality, how to use my imagination to visualize, to set and achieve goals and how to become responsible and accountable for my own decisions, actions and behaviours..
As basketball is a creative and free-flowing game, it nurtured and encouraged my own innate creativity and risk-taking abilities. The game helped me to enhance my own self-worth and confidence.
I learned many of life's lessons including to have a focused and disciplined vision and desire; determination; persistence and consistency.
Basketball provided me with an athletic scholorship to further my education, the ability to travel globally, to play with some of the world's best players and to learn that the word TEAM means "Together Everyone Achieves More!"