“I was born in 2001,” is a joke I like to say with my friends because in that year I became a McDonald’s All American, Mr. Georgia and the number 1 NBA Draft Pick. A young man from Brunswick, Georgia who loved his country lifestyle became a public figure. One that was well-known and well-liked until the media labeled me a bust. I went from a kid who couldn’t afford Jordan’s in elementary school to a kid who played with Jordan for the Washington Wizards Franchise. With great achievement comes great responsibility. I learned very early to compete, work hard and appreciate everything you get in life. I am one of eight children, seven boys and one girl. So in my house I learned if you snooze you lose. I have worked my entire life with a smile on my face. I enjoyed being able to help my mother at age 14 when I was hired for my first job. I think it’s this blue collar mindset that helps me keep accomplishing things people only dream of. Mindset!