The neighbourhood I grew up in gave me many things throughout my adolescent years but the one constant for me was the sport of Basketball and how the game and I have never left each others side.
We played in the streets of Newtown and inside the hallowed walls of the famed Newtown stadium, carving myself a career and pathway to winning multiple championships with the Exchequer Saints and representing New Zealand at the highest level on the international stage.
The lines between basketball and life have never been blurred but always seen as interchangeable for me. Basketball is one of the greatest entertainment sports around the world and I am enjoying giving back to the game that has given me some of my greatest memories, lessons and friendships.
But greatest gift of them all - is my family.