Thursday, March 23, 2006

When AAU Basketball Goes Too Far

Living in Greensboro NC has taught me one thing. That thing is? There is not much to do in Greensboro NC. In order to lose my boredom, along with my beer gut, I have joined the local YMCA. I go nearly everyday to play basketball, and run and shit. The particular YMCA branch that I joined is home to an AAU basketball team called the Greensboro Gaterz. On the wall in the gym hangs a banner. This banner lists the members of the U-19 Gaterz from several years ago. Holy shit!! This team is without rival.

Following, is a list of some of the players, and though you know many of their resumes, I will provide them anyway.

Carmello Anthony: NCAA Champion. Third overall pick in the NBA draft. Current member of the Denver Nuggets
Raymond Felton: NCAA Champion. 5th overall pick in the NBA draft. Current member of the Charlotte Bobcats
Rashad McCants: NCAA Champion. Top 15 pick in the NBA draft. Current member of the Minnesota Timberwolves
PJ Tucker: Big twelve player of the year. Big 12 regular season champion. Current member of the Texas Longhorns, who as of this post are playing in the sweet sixteen.
Chris Paul: Former starting point gaurd at Wake Forest. 3rd overall pick in the NBA draft. Leading candidate for NBA rookie of the year.
Justin Gray: 4 Year player with Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Trent Strickland: Current player with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Eric Williams: Dominant 4 year big man with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Cameron Bennerman: NC State Wolfpacks best player this year
Others members have played smaller roles at Miami, Florida, Duke amongst others.

Like I said HOLY SHIT!

1 comment:

El Dude-a-rino said...

young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
there's no need to be unhappy.

young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
you can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
many ways to have a good time.

it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

they have everything for you men to enjoy,
you can hang out with all the boys ...

it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

you can get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal,
you can do whatever you feel ...

young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
but you got to know this one thing!

no man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
and just go there, to the y.m.c.a.
I'm sure they can help you today.

it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

they have everything for you men to enjoy,
you can hang out with all the boys ...

it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

you can get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal,
you can do whatever you feel ...

young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so tight ...

that's when someone came up to me,
and said, young man, take a walk up the street.
there's a place there called the y.m.c.a.
they can start you back on your way.

it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
it's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

they have everything for you men to enjoy,
you can hang out with all the boys ...

y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

y-m-c-a ... just go to the y-m-c-a.

young man, young man, are you listening to me?


young man, young man, what do you wanna be?