StoryCorps Atlanta
7:35 am
Tue September 17, 2013

StoryCorps: James Ruiz & Yusef Aziz

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.