Andre Mills was a rising star in basketball. College recruiters were already looking at him as a sophomore in high school, and he was named as an All-Star high school basketball player. One moment his future was laid out before him and then one slam dunk later, it was all over. When Andre came down, splintering both shin bones in a career ending injury, his world was destroyed. Diagnosed with a rare Vitamin D deficiency, Andre was suddenly a kid without a plan. He had never really cared that much about school, his education, or life beyond ball. Quite alone, Andre had to determine the true meaning of education, family, friends, and fighting for what he wanted. Ball is NOT Life is not only Andre's story to self-discovery but one geared toward all young adults, parents, coaches, and educators about finding real purpose in life. In regards to life beyond sports or the entertainment industry, Andre writes: What is worse is how many of these same kids believe the only way out of poverty is to become a rapper or professional athlete. It's all they see on TV. They rarely hear about that successful businessman or entrepreneur who rose from poverty. If they do, it's only in a newspaper in the left-hand corner on the back for no one to see. Today, Andre is a motivational speaker, has appeared on television, radio and in print with his tremendous message to junior high, high school, and college aged teens about life, education, self-esteem, and self-worth. The creator of his own brand, Andre is once again a rising star but this time ... it's Life without Ball.
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|Size: ||837 KB|
|Publisher: ||The Next Chapter Publishing|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781941398081 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|