I don't break the DeceptivelyQuick silence for much these days. Akeem Scott earning a spot on Jamaica's national basketball team is the type of event that demands my attention. I caught up with Keem shortly after he made the roster. Read the Q&A below to find out how he is like Eli Manning and learn about the country LOVODKA. He also has one of the best twitter accounts on the planet, follow him here.
Congratulations, how does it feel?
first i would like to thank everybody who supported me in this journey, God, n Jamaica. it feels great to know i will be representing a NATION of beautiful people!
What do you see as your role with this team? Are you running the point or focused more on scoring?
my role with the team is playing the point guard position, no scoring for me, i will save that for when i get back to overseas. i'm the Eli manning for Jamaican basketball, set the table for the other plays and watch them score and go to work!! having a good team, is each player accepting his/her role on the team. I feel everybody on Team Jam ROCK is doing that.
Are you the new guy fitting in with a bunch of Team Jamaica veterans or was the entire roster assembled recently?
im a new guy, but there are several new guys as well. there's bout 5 vets that is here, but they all are very cool to be around and has embrace me, my style and showmanship!!
Where does Team Jamaica train?
Team Jamaica trains in the Orlando Magics gym and facilities .. pretty cool right!!, just think... me and Dwight Howard run on the same floor and lift the same weights! he just get paid a lil MORE!! lmao
Will you be playing in the Centrobasket tournament coming up in July? How are you and your team preparing for that?
Team Jamaica will be playing in the Centrobasket Championship Tourney in july! me and my team has had two a days everyday under head coach Sam Vincent also retired NBA player! practice 8am to 11am then other practice 2-3 45 .. hardwork should get us at least TOP 4 in this tourney!
USA. Finland. Jamaica. You get to take one thing from each place on to a desert island with you. What makes the cut?
if i could take 1 thing from each place USA finland and Jamaica on to a desert island. i would take my Girl from the USA. from Finland i would Take FINLANDIA, thats vodka for who dont know!! and from Jamaica " the MUSIC!!" then i will call my very own country "LOVODKA" "Love n Vodka" trust me that island wouldnt be deserted any MORE!! lol
Thanks to Keem for answering my questions. He is currently in the Dominican Republic preparing for the Centrobasket Championship Tournament, which runs from July 5th to July 11th. The top four teams from this tournament will qualify for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship. Of course we'll be providing updates as the tournament progresses.