Where does your love for basketball come from and how are you involved in the basketball world today?
My love for basketball came from my cousins CJ and Chris. I remember growing up on school nights driving up to Winston-Salem with my mom and sister from Charlotte to watch Chris play at Wake Forest and just being in that crazy atmosphere or driving to Spartanburg and watching CJ play at USC Upstate. Now I'm blessed enough to work alongside them each as the project manager of CP3,LLC.
Talk about your role as project manager with CP3. Tell us about the team that works around CP3 and all the efforts that go on off the court.
What are some of the projects you have spearheaded for CP3, what's your favorite one to date? Are there any projects that you are looking forward too?
We do so many amazing things; I don't really have a favorite. I will say a few that i look back on and be like “DAMN” we really made this happen. Recently going back to my alma mater North Carolina A&T University and adding a Sports and Entertainment class in the business department through our CP3 Family Foundation in collaboration with Harvard Business School, that was pretty dope and the class is going amazing right now. Giving the HBCUs the awareness that they deserve and not being overlooked. It's a beautiful thing to see and giving opportunities to these HBCU students is really something that is important. It’s also really cool to work on projects with friends of mine. I will say our Eric Thomas shoe collaboration project was really fun for me cause i’m good friends with his son Jalin Thomas and being able to work together with him on that and bring it to life was really dope.
What are some things you have been able to learn from Cp3? What makes him different in the league?
How did you get involved with Go Hoop Day and Spalding? What's the ultimate goal?
Spalding is one of our partners, so we do a lot of great stuff with them through the years. As far as Go Hoop Day, Game 7 came to us in 2018 with the idea. The idea made so much sense cause it’s pretty much a national holiday for everything now, so why not give Basketball a national holiday and make it a day where we all come together as a community and celebrate the game. The goal of GHD is to create the world’s largest platform to celebrate the game of basketball and make GHD the single biggest sports holiday every year. So everyone make sure you mark your calendar “June 23rd” every year.