|High School||Chris Laatsch|
|Primary Position||Small Forward|
|Hand||Vertical jump||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)|
Football - OT, precise footwork, quick reads, explosive off line, strong fundamentals. Varsity football and basketball starter. High basketball IQ and ability to read court - team player. Basketball - soft hands, tremendous ball rotation, accurate outside shooter, power player driving to the basket and excellent footwork. Plays both post & guard. Active in community service. Follow coach "Brandon Wilcox" on Twitter for football training highlights...40 yd @ 5.8
Pure love of competition and the game. Being something bigger than me.
I believe because of my size - I more model behavior, attitude and effort than anything else. People always take notice of me - I just act right and do the right thing which other people see.
I take care of myself to be the best physically and mentally that I can be. I don't eat fast food/junk food, after tournaments I spend time icing my body and going to physical therapy to heal before my next practice or tournament. I do things such as yoga that I don't like but, know it helps my body stay balanced. Rest is also important - I go to bed at reasonable times to make sure I can concentrate at school and am not tired there or at practice. It's a lifestyle not something I do on the side.
AAU team runs free basketball camps to teach elementary school kids the fundamentals of basketball. Players coach kids within the community who may not have had the opportunity to be exposed to being part of a team before. It provides younger kids a healthy outlet and sets them up for a different possible lifestyle.
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