Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Diary Of A Baller: Otis "The General" Livingston Entry #2

It’s me again,

Since the last time I wrote I’ve been pretty busy. Between working out and school, days go really fast. I feel like I kept a good balance between school and hoops.
My oldest sister Alex was home for the weekend from college. She’s a Freshman, is number 1 singles and won her first tennis match so me and my brothers didn’t mess with her too much. We’re kinda proud of her.

On Friday, I worked out with my friend Azzur Taylor from F.A.C.E.S. We got up around 500 shots, worked on ball handling, and played one on one. Azzur is a tough player so it’s good to play with and against him. On Saturday morning I worked out with my Dad. He teaches me a lot and helps design my game. He gives me advice and I thank him for that.

The highlight of the weekend was the Hoop Group tournament at Seton Hall University. I went to watch my friend Austin White of the Playaz 15U. We’ve been buddies since we were 9 years old and I was happy that he played really well. When I wasn’t at Austin’s games, I got to see some of the top ballaz around: Austin Colbert, Kyle Anderson, Hallice Cooke, Will Joyce, and Taylor Plummer to name a few. I kept my eye on Dallas Anglin (Playaz 16U) and Kaseem Chandler (Team Izod 17U). I study them because they are both guards that handle the ball well. I especially like to watch Kaseem because he’s small like me so I can relate. He’s tough and hit some big shots and won the championship. So did Dallas’s team. After both days, I went home and got up a lot of shots and worked on my ball handling. Those guys inspire me to get better.

As far as school goes, I was really surprised to get a lot of work this early in the school year. But I guess as a “BIG” 8th grader that’s to be expected, LOL. I had a quiz on Monday in Math. It was the first quiz of the year and I studied hard for it. I think I did well. I’ll tell you next week.

Until then,
Otis Jr.
The General