André Smith II


BIOGRAPHY:
I am a fun, easy going, spontaneous 17 year old from a small town in eastern NC. I have been an active participant in sports ever since I was in elementary school. My favorite sport is basketball and by the way my mother tells me, I was destined to play that sport and love it to the fullest. I was told that one Christmas when I was younger, I received a basketball, football, baseball, and a soccer ball. Although I played all four of these sports at least through 8th grade and showed a passion for them, I chose to play with the basketball only. Even when my parents tried to encourage me to play with the other ones, I was only interested in the orange basketball. Whenever I am down, bored, or have a lot on my mind, I always go outside or to a gym and either shoot the ball or play in a few pickup games. Some people express themselves in journals or pieces of art and let all of their emotions out, but I use the court as my channel. People can usually tell how I am feeling by the way that I am competing. Without basketball, I would be a totally different person because it means as much to me as it would to Kobe Bryant or LeBron James.


SCHOOL: James Kenan High School
NAME: André Devone Smith II
AGE: 17
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: UNC Chapel Hill
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Chemistry
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Playing Basketball
FAVORITE BOOK: Salt in His Shoes
FAVORITE SONG: Work by Meek Mill
FAVORITE BAND: LMFAO
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
FAVORITE MOVIE: Love & Basketball
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Will Smith
FAVORITE FOOD: Hamburger Helper
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: I like to be around my family and friends, enjoying my time.
FAVORITE SEASON: Summer
FUN FACT: My favorite book used to inspire me to always put salt in my shoes before I played basketball, so that I could dunk like Michael Jordan used to.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A Boat

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