On the first Tuesday of every August, all across the nation the local police departments partner with community members to provide a safe, diverse , outdoor event for the entire community to take part.
Dwayne Byfield, CEO of Findaballer, spent his time at the event meeting and greeting with local community members in Brooklyn. “We challenged the younger kids with basic basketball cone drills and gave away prizes once they completed a challenge.” said Dwayne.
The Brooklyn Borough Hall officials were at the event as there were many smiles and praise going out to the police and he community for having the event. David Johnson, senior advisor to the Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams welcomed us with open arms and we thank him and the Brooklyn Borough for their genuine care.
Here is a short video on the event. There was free barbecue, drinks, voter registration, live music, honorees, and much more!
The horn sounds and we both look up at the clock. I look at Zac as he proceeds to enter the court, “Nikkei, I got you!” he says to Monmouth’s freshman. Nikkei energetically hustles to the sideline as Zac enters the college practice.
Zac will be leaving for Georgia in less than a week. So he is spending his final days in America where he developed his craft. At the MAC center with the Monmouth Hawks. He signed a contract to play for Olimpi Tbilisi.
Zac graduated with a bachelors in communication and also earned his graduate certificate in public relations. “Im not sure which direction I’ll take with furthering my education but i’ve gotten off to a good start.”
I can remember when Zac came into Monmouth University raw and inexperienced. He leaves to go to Georgia as a man. A family man at that. Zac is father to Aubrey Tillman. Born in May 2016,
Justin Robinson, Monmouth University’s all-time leading scorer, has been playing extremely well for his new professional team, Elan Chalon, in France. In 2017-18 season he played for Avtodar, in Russia. He did have a solid season but, this year he is on a tear with many breakout performances at the PRO A level which is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. I was able to catch up with Justin and ask a few questions about his new team.
I was able to catch up with Justin and ask a few questions about his time in France.
Q: Since you have arrived to Elan Chalon in France , what new experiences can share with us?
Justin: France is really cool, seeing monuments and being places that I’ve only seen on the internet or in text books is a life changing experience.
Q: What do you like most about living in France?
Justin: The people! Every person I have encountered is really nice.
Q: You recently had a great game with 24 points and 8 assists. What are your individual and team goals this year?
Justin: This year my main goal is to grow as a leader, and take this team as deep into the postseason as possible.
Q: what message can you send to our young college athletes aspiring to be professional “overseas” ?
A: Young athletes aspiring to play professionally overseas should learn the history about where they want to play, laws, and of course reputation of the organization they’re considering playing for should they get the option. Hiring your player representative (agent) is a major part of it, and shouldn’t be chosen lightly. Your agent is the one responsible for your situation, your contract, and pretty much everything aside from what you do on the court. You need to have a good relationship with him or her.
Q: What is your favorite french dish?
Justin: My favorite French food is definitely crepes, I found a spot where they make crazy combinations and are served by very nice people!