Thursday, September 17, 2009
Basketball in Colombia
Well, he did not have the height disadvantage, as he has had in the past. But he really did stand out as the only blonde. It is not uncommon for a stranger to call him "Mono," meaning "cutey" or "blondey" or "light-haired." (literally, in other Latin American countries it means monkey)
And we should just say that this team needed a bit of Coach Brad's influence. These little boys were not the most talented we have seen, but they played with gusto and enthusiasm, and won two out of three games in the tournament so far. Andy made five baskets, but missed his "hook shot." He stole the ball frequently and passed with accuracy and confidence. He played aggressively, despite not really understanding a word from the coach or the referee. It was really fun to go as a family and watch him play.
(And Coach Brad would be pleased to know that Andy did not get called once for travelling or double dribbling).
Posted by Jennifer Chappell Deckert at 3:58 PM