StoryCorps Atlanta
7:35 am
Tue September 17, 2013

StoryCorps: James Ruiz & Yusef Aziz

Yusef  Aziz and James Ruiz at StoryCorps Atlanta
Yusef Aziz and James Ruiz at StoryCorps Atlanta
Credit StoryCorps

  From an early age, James Ruiz enjoyed playing just about any sport that involved a ball. In middle school, he focused his attention on basketball, and now he’s a high school player with big dreams.

He spoke with his mentor, professional basketball player Yusef  Aziz, about what keeps him motivated.

This story was recorded in partnership with Back 2 Basics Kids Foundation, and with the Atlanta History Center, host of the Atlanta StoryCorps Studio.