Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Diary Of A Baller: Jaquan Johnson (Pennsylvania) Entry #1
Wassup Basketball World,
I would like to start off by talking about the way my summer with "Team Nelson”. Our team was busy everyday in either a league or a workout. Our team did lots of damage in leagues, tournaments and in the nationals. Our team played well this year but we could have played way better than I thought we did. After the nationals we played at leagues all around Philly and sometimes attended the Fidonce Player Development. I spent every day in the summer with people from Team Nelson. All we did was play ball and play video games on our free time. At the end of the summer, my parents thought the best choice for me was to reclassify. The school I reclassified into was the Our Lady of Charity School. I am currently living with my cousin/brother Conrad Chambers. We go to school together every morning. When we get home from school, we do our homework and at 6:00 we go off to the Fidonce player development with Pooh Evans and Zain Shaw. They make us work hard 3 days out of the week. We spend our social time watching NBA games and on weekends we stay with our teammates Darius Robinson, Hazzan Hudson, Karon Crawford, and Darrell Nicholson. On Sundays we back at playing basketball. We go to our school CYO practice. I think our team could win the state, city, and the regional championship. I think me and Conrad will be enough of an impact for our team to win all of those championships. I think we could have about 50 or 60 points combined every game and about 20 or 25 rebounds combined.
My main focus is on my books and my school work and without that I can’t play basketball. Both Conrad and I have perfect attendance at school so far. I think we both would do a good job this year as getting good grades and doing well in the classroom. But as far as basketball, my favorite player is Chris Paul and I also look up to Kobe Bryant. I will try to work as hard as they do to make it to where they are. When I am watching them on TV, I watch both of their entire games. I am currently 5'9 and one day I will hope to be about 6'5 or 6'6. I sometimes workout with one of the high schools I am interested in. I think that is a good school and think me and Conrad will have a good 4 years at that school. That’s about it for this week, so I will be ending things by saying I’ll talk to you all next week.