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“An Amazing Experience” Brandon Abibou Talks Making LaVar Ball’s LA Ballers for the JBA League


Brandon Abibou is not a household name — yet. He recently was named a member of LaVar Ball’s LA Ballers for his newly founded JBA League. The 6-foot-6 19-year-old from Newport Harbor High School is no different than most kids when they first picked up a basketball. He wants basketball to be his life, and make a living doing so.

He was attending Orange Coast College in the fall, but had to leave the basketball team due to struggles with balancing school, practice, on top of a full-time job. Seeing LaVar’s JBA League was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up. He spoke with Fresh Sports Talk about his tryout, and future plans.

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Describe how the tryout was and your impressions of the competition overall.

Brandon Abibou: Things were really good, I loved the competition and intensity out there and it was overall an amazing experience.

Why did you decide to tryout for the JBA League?

I was taking a gap year to further develop my game, and when I heard about the JBA tryout I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity I had to be a part of to take my game to another level and to put me on the right stage to be successful. Also, I have always been a fan of BBB and what they represent.

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What do you believe you will bring to the league?

I believe I will bring a winning attitude to the league along with my defense, athleticism, and IQ.

What makes you a great basketball player?

I think what makes me a great basketball player is my ability to guard anyone at any position. I also think I have good vision finding teammates, and I’m good at getting to the basket.

How do you feel about LaVar?

I have always loved LaVar and how hard he works and also what he stands for. He is truly the definition of a big baller. He believes in himself and anything he does to the fullest and I admire that because that’s what it takes to be successful.

JBA players will be expected to wear BBB gear, how do you feel about that?

I’m excited to wear BBB gear, I already own some items that I’ve gotten on my own so I have absolutely no problem wearing it.

As for what’s next, Brandon plans to do what he’s accustomed to — hitting the gym — specifically working on his cardio and ballhandling. A training camp is expected to be announced at some point, and Brandon is ready to get his pro career kicked off the right way — Big Baller style.

Brandon Williams is the Editor in Chief for Fresh Sports TalkYou can follow him on Twitter @TalkinWithFresh, or “Like” him on Facebook.

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