It’s hard to play basketball when nothing is inside of you.
I’m never going to forget Wellston. It’s where I grew up. It’s my heart and my pride. The people are great here. I’m going to give back. I was born and raised here. I’m a humble person. The community knows that. I want to build it back to how it was and be a happier place than it was.
You get those hunger pains. ‘I am so hungry. We don’t have any food. What are we going to eat?’ Your stomach hurts. Then you get so upset and mad, like, no food. You start having tantrums and don’t want to do anything. You get mad at everybody because you don’t have any food. That’s what happens when you don’t eat. You are so sluggish.
My mom is proud of me. I just want to keep working hard so one day I can help my family. I am going to get a big house one day, and we all can stay in it and eat.
I think I can be pretty special. I think I can impact a lot in the NBA, especially with my size and my shooting ability and athleticism and just being a humble person.