Chicago Basketball stand out Jamal McCoy had one thing in mind when he joined the Drew League at the beginning of the summer. Bringing home the championship trophy. Coming from the slums of the city as a child, there aren’t many people who get to chase and live their dreams. That’s exactly what McCoy is doing. It doesn’t get any better than having the opportunity to play alongside/against NBA legends such as LeBron James, Trae Young, Demar Derozan, & more. He went toe to toe with Derozan in the first round forcing him into quite a few difficult shot selections. A perfect example of opportunity meeting preparation. While his team did push and make the finals (Black Pearl Elite), ultimately they were defeated in a 66 to 51 loss to the Hometown Favorites with players DeAnthony Melton & Delon Wright leading the way. Although things don’t always work out the way we want them to,
that doesn’t mean the experiences aren’t worth while to have. Jamal McCoy is a shining hope to all “Doubted Overachievers” everywhere that the grind doesn’t stop and that anything is truly possible.