11/17/09 – Oh, baby!

What’s up folks! I know I’ve been missing in action lately, but I have a couple things going on here and back home I’m trying to take care of.First thing here is the team. We haven’t been playing the way we’d like to be playing. Also, with the Eurocup competition about to start up I wanted to get up some more shots and make sure I’m doing everything I can to be ready. I was always taught that when things aren’t going your way, you don’t point the finger at someone else. You look at yourself first and see what you have to do to make not only yourself better, but the team as well.So that’s what I’ve been up to: just trying to get better.

Father-to-be, Justin Gray.

As far as the way I’ve been playing, I’m averaging 15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.3 steals, but that’s not it for me. I always go into the season wanting to shoot the ball well! When I say that, people always say, “Man, but you are a great shooter. That’s what you do.” I know I can shoot, but I always look at the percentages because they don’t lie! Right now I’m shooting 55% from 2 and 90% from the freethrow line. Those two are right where I want them to be but I’m only shooting 36% from 3 and my goals for the season are over 50% from 2, over 43% from 3 and 88% from the line… I know I’ll get there, I just started off the season so bad from beyond the arch. But when I looked at film I noticed I was taking tough shots to try to get us back in the game! Over the last two games though, I’ve been 8-14 from 3, so hopefully I can carry that on for the rest of the season. All good shooters know you have those games where you can ‘t buy a bucket, but I try to do other things to help my team win! Drop some dimes or get some steals and help out on the boards, also getting to the line helps a lot too… by the way, I need to get there more. Right now I think I’m shooting like 4 freethrows a game.

So, that’s the basketball stuff I’ve been up to. As far as off the court, I’ve been waiting on my first born child to come into the world!!! I thought he was coming over the weekend even though he’s not due until Decemeber 1st, but right now he’s decided that he wasn’t ready! LOL… So that’s something that I’m hating like hell, that I’m going to miss his birth because I’m here, but I’m so excited for him to come and can’t wait until I can hold him for the first time! I’ll keep everyone updated on that! Hopefully he’ll be here soon! But until next time folks take care and BE BLESSED!!!