Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Diary Of A Baller: James "Buckets" Bishop (Baltimore, MD) Entry #1

James "Buckets" Bishop (B'More Finest)

Hello everyone my name is James Bishop IV and I would like to start off by saying thanks to Bball Spotlight for giving me the opportunity to tell you guys a little bit about me. I’m in the 8th Grade from Baltimore and play AAU for B’More Finest. We are sponsored by Under Armor. I feel as though this year is a huge year of basketball for me because next year I would be entering high school at Mount Saint Joseph’s. My brother Jevaun (mentor and trainer) and I have been working very hard. We do a 3 a day workout schedule, so I wake up at 6:00 AM and work on my ball handling for about an hour. I then attend school (I’m Homeschooled), after that I find a local gym to work out at for two hours. My final workout consists of cardio and exercise. I run two miles, do pushups, sit ups, calf raises and lunges. I’m finally ready to go home, eat, study, shower and get some sleep. 

This Saturday was a long day for me. I had my usual 6:00 AM workout and then about 8:00 I went to get my haircut. After leaving the barbershop I went straight to workouts at the Y with Troy Parker, he’s another trainer I work on my game with. We went hard from 10-12 then I took a little break and got back at it from 12:30-2. After that I went to visit my grandmother for a couple of hours and then hung out at the movies for the rest of the evening. 

Sunday was a real laid back day. I just went to the Banneker Community Center and worked out. Thanks again for entering my world. I will see you guys next week with more details. 

James “Buckets” Bishop IV