Here is footage of Andre Drummond during his senior year in high school. He is currently enrolled as a freshman at UCONN and will look to make an immediate impact after a dominating high school career, which included a National Prep Championship in 2011 and a Gold in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.
And to think this future NBA player was once one of the worst kids on his elementary basketball team.
Sports was a slow progression. On an elementary school peewee basketball squad, Drummond struggled with his coordination and didn’t see much playing time.
“His love was basketball. But he just wasn’t very good at it yet,” says Drummond’s mother, Christine Cameron. “You’d brush against him and he’d fall over on the floor. I used to joke that the ball would be going to one end and he’d be going to the other end. When he would go on the court, you have parents shouting from the stands, ‘Don’t put him in! Don’t put him in the game!'”