Monday, February 4, 2008
Diary Of A Baller: Kyle Anderson
The Diary of Kyle Anderson
Feb. 2nd, 2008
Kyle Anderson is one of the top ranked 8th Graders in America. Basketball Spotlight has decided to give you a peek inside the life of this young phenom. We are posting a weekly diary with the words coming straight from KA Jr. himself. Meet Mr. Anderson.
Hello, my name is Kyle Anderson and I am a 6'4 8th grader from Fairview, New Jersey. I attend Lincoln public school in Fairview. I enjoy doing many things in my life. Of course basketball is at the top of that list, but I also enjoy playing football, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my family.
Spending time with my family is always important. Whether it's sitting on the couch with my sisters Brittany and Tai, playing video games with my brothers Duane or Jamar or just discussing wins and loses with my mother over dinner I truly enjoy my time with my family. My family has been very important to me in my short life and I love them very much.
In my basketball life, I play with several different teams. I play with two different AAU teams and my school team. Both my AAU teams are two of the best teams in the country, but they are in different age divisions. My school team, the Lincoln Tigers is a lot of fun. It may not be tough competition, but I have to admit it's mad fun. Playing with kids you grew up with and sat in the stands with thinking "I can't wait until I can play on the team" is crazy. All of a sudden it's your time to "rep" your school. My school team is undefeated and I am averaging 33 points a game. As for my AAU teams, that's a little different. My 8th grade team is the Long Island Lightning and we came in 5th place in last years Nationals. The year before last in Newport News Va. we won the whole thing. We were the 12U AAU National Champions. The crazy thing about that is two years before that we came in 82nd out of 106 teams. That poor finish motivated me to win a National CHIP. I see the Long Island Lightning as my second family. I also play for the PLAYAZ BASKETBALL CLUB. I play for the 15U team and have played with them since I was 7 years old. Back then Tamir "Pop" Jackson of St Benedicts, Jayon James, Fuquan Edwin of Paterson Catholic and Brian Lewis of Eastside were on the team. If there is a conflict between the two teams (and there always is) I chose to play with the PLAYAZ. I have been the point guard on that team since I was 9. Since then me and Myles Mack of Paterson Catholic have been the starting back court. This summer with the PLAYAZ we won the Nike Main Event 14U out in Las Vegas which was really a great time on and off the court.
Well, it's getting late so it's time to wrap things up. I do want to say congrates to the Giants fans for their Super Bowl victory. Oh yea, on Wednesday Feb 6th me and my mom are going to St Lucia for a vacation, I let you know how that goes. So til next time this is Kyle Anderson signing out!!