July 11 at 10:47 a.m.– FUTURE SHOCK: THE TIME IS NOW – THE FINAL CHAPTER.
We’ve been together for over five years (since primary school), and now we are getting ready for College!
This Program has been about teaching youths how to think on and off the court! And making sure as many of them as possible get a scholarship, whether athletic or academic!
Five years ago we started out with a 5’10″ center, and today we have a 6’7″ Dunkaholic point guard and a 6’8″ 220 lb fourteen-year-old center!!!
At the last inter-squad scrimmage we had over a dozen dunks, with one player going 7 of 11 from Downtown, and another 5 for 7.
I personally believe that Belize has the best U17 team in the region.
Hopefully, the Government and the Business Community will assist them in their endeavors.
TIME WILL TELL!?!?!?
(AMANDALA Sports Ed. Note: Near the end of May of this year, when we visited Bird’s Isle to witness a scrimmage involving Pulu Lightburn’s Future Shock players along with visiting Belizean American Marques “Ques” Warrick from Lexington, Kentucky, [See the story “Belize’s basketball future” in the Amandala for Friday, June 11], Pulu had mentioned to us the difficulty he was having getting access to the wooden basketball court at the Marion Jones’ Mexico Center for his Future Shock squad to practice. It is not worthwhile for the All Belize talent he supervises to indulge in too much jumping on cement courts. At this sports desk, we feel that Pulu Lightburn’s efforts and those of his young charges are deserving of much more love and respect from the authorities, and urgently. Time is indeed running out. As national hero Philip Goldson once remarked, we are still trying “evolution.”)