Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Diary Of A Baller: Otis "The General" Livingston Entry #1

What's good everybody?

My name is Otis Livingston Jr. People call me Lil Man. I'm honored to contribute to Basketball Spotlight's Diary of a Baller. Thanks to Mike Melton for selecting me. I've liked reading the diaries over the years and saw them as inspiration. I'll do my best to tell you what I'm up to on and off the court.

The most important thing to me is my family. I am 1 of 5 kids. I have two older sisters and two younger brothers. My brothers and I are a rap group called L3. Peep our 1st rap "My MC Sound" on Youtube. To book us for a backyard BBQ, hit us up at..... Just kidding.

I'm an 8th grader at South Orange Middle School and also a point guard on NJ Got Game. I was really excited to get back to school after the long summer. As much as I love basketball I love school. My favorite subjects are Math and Science. I also enjoy learning about World War II. When I'm not playing basketball I spend my time reading, listening to music, fighting with my brothers, and hanging out with my friends.

But let's face it basketball is my passion. And even though I'm usually the smallest kid on the court, I believe I can do anything on the floor. My goals are simple: Play as hard as I can every time out, and get better everyday. Last year my AAU squad was a little dissappointed in our play at times. That WILL change this year. We're gonna get back in the gym and work harder and we WILL get better. I didn't get to play as much basketball over the summer as I would've liked because in a consolation game in our summer league I broke my wrist while trying to take a charge.You see Coach Pete I do take charges LOL. I couldn't play in the BBall Spotlight Super Showcase. It was hard sitting on the sideline watching the guys go at it and not be able to get a piece of the action! I was still able to work on my conditioning and dribbling and now that my cast is off, I'm back in the gym and our driveway working on my jumper and trying to get better.

Holla atcha next week,
Otis Jr.
AKA The General