Trey Hall and Jayson Tatum
Hello basketball world!
I'm Bryan Hall III or "Trey" as most people know me, and I'd like to welcome you all to the first entry of my Basketball Spotlight "Diary of a Baller". I'm both excited and honored to be chosen by Basketball Spotlight to share a little about who I am and the hard work I put in to be a well-rounded person, student, and athlete.
Connecticut born and raised, I am a small forward for the New York Lightning. As I write this, I’m a little tired from all the games our team played this weekend at the House of Sports in New York. When all was said and done, we beat some pretty good teams to win the tournament; shout out to my Lightning teammates for playing together and supporting one another. It was a big weekend for basketball in New York, with the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) having its first stop in Brooklyn this year. After my team and I finished our games on Saturday, we all had a chance to go down to the Cruise Terminal and watch some games. I've been fortunate enough to go to a few EYBL events over the years and I have also had the chance to experience the Peach Jam last summer. This is always exciting for me as I am able to see the platform and level of talent I hope to compete in next year. The EYBL allows me to see and meet some of college basketball's next stars. Watching this level of competition motivates me to stay focused, always remain in the gym, and succeed at maintaining good grades if I ever want to play on this circuit one day. My parents do a great job of helping me stay on track as they support me in all that I do!
This introduction entry will be short, but as the week's go by I hope my diary does more than just detail my day to day activities as a student athlete. I hope I can motivate and inspire other readers by showing how God, academics, service to your community, and character all help on the basketball court and in life in general. It's my April vacation this week, so I'll have plenty of time to rest, workout, and catch all of you up on my daily activities. I want to again thank Mr. Mike Melton and the Basketball Spotlight staff for this opportunity. I'll catch up with you all next week!
Signing off until then!