Kayla Alexander: “The Magic of Basketball”

As a child, Kayla’s first love was drawing, then as a pre- teen basketball entered the picture and she fell in love with that too. At University she studied to be a teacher due to the influence of a great second grade teacher who had a profound impact on her life. So how does one combine a passion for basketball, art and teaching? Simple, you write a book.

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Tristan Martin- Basketball Player to Financial Advisor

When Tristan was on the floor every time a lane opened up or a ball got lose and he was headed out on a break-a-way, the whole gym was standing ready lose their minds. His teammate on-hand will never forget during an open run in “Jungle” Lawrence Heights Community Center, in front of Jim Calhoun, Head Coach U. Connecticut, Tristan jumped over 6’7″ Jemino Sobers and flushed a dunk with ease. The packed gym went silent with disbelief, then quiet chatter before erupting into a frenzy. Tristan Martin’s legacy would forever be crystallized from that day forward.

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Wayne Dawkins – A Personal Interview on Basketball and Life

Wayne Dawkins is a Canadian basketball coaching pioneer. Immigrating from Jamaica as a young child before settling in Alberta and then moving to Toronto and being recruited by Eastern Michigan. Over his life, he’s helped 100s of young men and women receive scholarships and has built a school for young children in his home country of Jamaica. We thank him immensely for sitting down with us at The Jaleel Sobers Show.

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