Monday, May 4, 2009

Diary Of A Baller: Jordan Forehand Entry #10

Hello Basketball World!

It's your boy Jordan. Another busy week at Rutgers Prep. I would like to thank one of my teachers at Rutgers Prep, Mr. Mento, for all the help that he has given to me this year. He teaches my "Today's Leaders" class. It truly has been appreciated. I'm reading a book in language arts called "Baseball Greats" and the author, Tim Greene, came to our school to speak last week. I also have a big social studies exam coming up this week.

I did not have any games with my Sports University (15U) team this weekend. Instead, I got the opportunity to be one of our team representatives along with players Matt Rennie and Mario Moody, for a meeting we had with our team sponsors from IZOD. The meeting took place in New York City at their headquarters. Once there, we met Mr. Allen Sirkin, President and Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Mike Kelly, EVP of Marketing. They gave us a tour of their facilities and spoke about their plans for our team. We also got the chance to introduce and talk about ourselves and the Sports University program. They really seemed very interested in everything that we did and made us feel like we were a part of the organization. Once again, I would like to take the time to thank the IZOD organization for this opportunity. I would also like to thank the CEO of Sports University, Mr. Ed Bright, for coordinating this meeting along with the Saint Anthony's JV coach, Brian Coleman.

We played in the 14U NJ Division 1 States games this weekend with my NJ Shoreshots team. We did very well. We went 3-1 in our bracket. We followed Coach Adam Turner game plan and he was very proud of our performance. Our Saturday game was played at Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday. For me, that was like playing a home game. My first trainer and the person, along with my father, who has taught me so much about the game was there. That being Mr. Ted Black, who is currently the coach at RVCC and also runs the House of Hoops AAU program. He is a very good basketball trainer who works his players hard.

On top of all this, I still did my weekly strength and conditioning and went to TBSA to work on my shooting.

Well, it's time to close. Play hard, Study harder!