|School: Grant||Graduation Year: 2005|
Year Inducted: 2020
Sport Played: Basketball
High School Honors: 4 Basketball Letters. 4-year starter. PIL honorable mention as Sophomore. 1st Team All-PIL and Honorable Mention All-State as a Junior. Unanimous 1st Team All-PIL and Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State as a Senior. Team Captain Junior and Senior years. State scoring leader as a Senior.
Post High School Career: 2 Basketball Letters at University of Hawaii, Freshman of the Year for the Western Athletic Conference. 2 Basketball Letters at Portland State University, 2nd Team Big Sky Conference both years; led Big Sky in scoring as a Senior. BA degree in Communications, 2010. From 2010 to 2020 played professionally for France, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Greece, Russia, Italy, Turkey, and Israel where, in 2019, was named Israeli League Round 6 MVP. Presently signed with Nahariya Basketball in the Israeli Winner’s League
Basketball has been a gift to me and my life. The most important thing is friendships. The lifelong friends that I call family now are invaluable, Basketball and sport gave this to me. The real life lessons basketball teaches me, that I apply to this day, help me progress as a man. Basketball has allowed me to travel the world and grow and become truly cultured! My journey is my journey and I don’t compare it to anyone else’s. I am thankful, blessed and highly favored. I will continue to share my love for the round ball and give back to the game that gave me life!
My greatest inspiration in the sport was me having the ability to provide for my family while doing what I love. This is rare in any profession but I get to play my favorite game that I fell in love with as a child! It doesn’t get better! I will tell the future players to love and respect the game and that you truly get out of it what you put in. Apply what you learn and work on in sport and in life because they are directly correlated. Be true to yourself and true to the game and the game will give you everything! I am proof!