Friday, June 16, 2017

Meet the Team: Take it 2 the Rim

Take it to the Rim is a team of five Americans and two Filipino translators using basketball to form intention relationships with communities around Batangas City, Philippines.
American team members
CJ: Team captain, second season, age 24, Small forward, 6'2", 180lbs - University of Arkansas at Monticello
Korben: rookie, age 20, Power forward, 6'3" 240 lbs, - Tennessee Tech University
Stephen: rookie, age 21, Point guard, 5'11", 170lbs, - Arkansas State University
Lucas: rookie, age 20, Center, 6'4", 220lbs, - University of Tennessee
John: rookie, age 20, Shooting guard, 6'0" 165 lbs, - North Greenville University
Kewin: fifth season, translator, 5'11, 78 kg, - BSU
Joel: fourth season, translator, 5'7", 70 kg - FEATI university

CJ's advice to rookies: "One day at a time"
Korben's most exciting thing about the summer: "leading the first person to Christ"
John's least exciting thing: "One word - Balut."
Kewin on why he translates: "Because God said so, even if you have a hard time."