May 17, 2009
Nassau, The Bahamas – Day 2
Sorry for not letting you guys know what’s going on since the Internet fees and Internet connection is crazy.
Well, going back to me waking up Thursday morning with weights at 7 a.m. and then individual training at 10 a.m. We all came back to the room for lunch, relaxed out on the beach and talked to a couple of island people that were interested in who we played for back in the States. To my surprise, there are a lot of Bahamians that enjoy Georgia Tech basketball as well as being fascinated with Coach Hewitt and all that he has done for the program since he been at the Flats.
Later that night we played another Bahamas team from another island that made it a ballgame. We were up big but ended up losing the 15-point, fourth quarter lead to only win by one during this game. I played well, being the second leading scorer with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 4-of-6 from 3-point range. We just finished showering and eating dinner, and we’re about to hit the sack because we have a full day of fun and viewing the island without any game. Peace!!!
Since there was no game today, the day began for me at 11:30 when I woke up to eat lunch … not breakfast, but lunch. It felt great to wake up late, since during the school year, I am always up early for class, practice or tutoring.
Several teammates and I took the bus that cost $1.25 downtown for us to view the island and check out some stores on the island that they may not have in the States. But overall, they had several stores that I looked in such as Polo, Gucci, and other stores that I normally don’t go to in Atlanta. I ended up buying a pair of Jordans down here since I am a shoe fanatic and like shoes. We all came back to relax on the beach for a hour or two and then showered up before we went out. The whole day ended up being fantastic and fun.
Woke up at 10:30 a.m. for breakfast and left the hotel at 12:45 p.m. to get ready for our 2 p.m. game. This game was tough and a nail-biter. We almost lost until the end when we made a big rally to take the lead in the fourth quarter. We never looked back after that to win by three to a much bigger, stronger and smarter Bahamian team that we played all week long.
I played solid from the floor with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and five rebounds. I played well, but our point guard, Scoop Jardine from Syracuse, ran the show, and Rick Jackson dominated down low with his sidekick at the power forward, Kevin Jones. Now I am just in the room relaxing and watching baseball before we go out and see the city again.
I will keep you updated with all eventsgoing down here in the Bahamas. Also, I will have pictures to show once I get back. Until then, holla and peace!!!!
Also, to all my Tech teammates and coaches, miss y’all and make sure we are doing the right thing!