Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Entry #1

Elliot and Teammates!

Hi Basketball Spotlight World, 

My name is Elliot Cadeau and I am 14 years old. I play AAU basketball for Sports U/Team IZOD and I go to the Basketball Academy at The Patrick School. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in West Orange, New Jersey. I started playing basketball since I could walk and fell in love with it. I first started playing organized basketball for the Hilltopper Heat from 1st to 3rd grade and then went to Sports U. I played with Sports U since the 4th grade and won countless tournaments with them. Now I’m in the 8th grade and I still play with them with the same kids from all those years ago. This year I joined the Basketball Academy at The Patrick School and have trained really hard for the past few months. Me and everyone at the school train 4 hours a day during school and we have all changed drastically since we started. We also have good academic so we have learned a lot too. 

This past week was hectic for me. I had practices for both my AAU and school team. My school had practice every day this week at 8:30 am to mentally and physically prepare for our next tournament. We had to get skill work in, and work on our plays to get ready for our tournament in Europe coming up on Monday. I also trained with Delson on some personal things. Yesterday 14 of my school mates, me and two coaches flew to Denmark. We are playing in an international tournament in Sweden. It starts on Tuesday. I will make sure I keep you updated. Today we will celebrate the New Year here in Copenhagen with a visit at an amusement park called Tivoli. Tomorrow we head to Lund, Sweden. I can’t wait! Follow my instagram account for pictures until I send you my next write up. @rf.ellio 

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