Thousands of youngsters owe it big time to the AND1 players. These guys do nothing but inspiring others to LOVE the game and see it as a way of life.
Who are the guys behind the scenes? What are their roles? It matters not. What does matter, is the main “actors” in this brilliant “show” on the streets.
Here are the “responsible” for this…
Rafer Alston a.k.a. Skip To My Lou is a streetball legend who made it all the way to the NBA. He’s an average, maybe little above average player in the NBA because he’s going up against strong, very well paid, team players who love to win. On the streets as a player, he’s real good.
With such a variety of moves he’ll make your head spin. The nickname “Skip To My Lou” or “Skip 2 My Lou” stemmed because of his tendency to skip while dribbling the ball upcourt.
Philip Champion a.k.a. Hot Sauce is one of the AND1 stars who first appeared in the Mixtape Volume 3. He’s perhaps the most wanted since Skip To My Lou because of his ability to clown so many good players.
The moves, up his sleeve go on and on. Hot Sauce claims to have over one hundred moves. The most famous ones are “The Windmill”, “The Hypnotizer”, “The Hurricane” and “The Boomerang”.
John Humphrey a.k.a. Helicopter is a scoring machine with a frightening offensive moves. He’s played in Japan, the high schools West Carteret and Oak Hill Academy. The Helicopter finished second in the NCAA Final Four dunking contest.
That’s when he got noticed for his raw talented and was picked to play with the “AND1”. John wakes up everyday at 06:00 am and starts running and lifting weights.
Waliyy Dixon a.k.a. Main Event got his nickname after doing a spectacular 360 dunk that stunned the crowd. It started for him in 1999 after talking to some AND1 guys. Waliyy helped out to bring some other stars like “Half Man Half Amazing”.
Main is a proud father of 4 and to him, basketball is more than just a game. It’s a way of bringing communities together and being grateful for the fans.
Grayson Boucher a.k.a. The Professor, the little white boy, is famous for “schooling” ballers on the court.
He joined the AND1 Mixtape team in 2003 after hitting some game winning shots and showing that he truly belongs there.
The Professor is known for his spinning, between the leg passes and flashy moves. Grayson says that he’s become successful because of the LOVE for the game, countless hours in the gym and his never-give-up attitude.
Other famous AND1 ballers include Anthony Heyward a.k.a. Half Man Half Amazing, Robert Martin a.k.a. 50, Troy Jackson a.k.a Escalade, Robin Kennedy a.k.a Sik Wit It, Pat Robinson a.k.a. “Pat Da Roc” and many more.
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