Duane Morgan, a professional international basketball player from West Orange, NJ visited Write on Sports and spoke to kids about his coming up story. Morgan, a graduate of Adelphi University, has played professionally in Argentina, England, and Spain. Looking back at his younger days, he did not believe he would reach the success he has reached today.
"When I was a freshman, I was a bit undersized. I always loved the game and I was always so competitive, but I didn't feel like I had what it took as a freshman."
Morgan's story let 12-year old Kayla Griffith know that she, too, could reach her dreams.
"He went to international and since he did that, I think that maybe one day I could make it to the WNBA because I'm kinda like him. We play kinda the same."
Morgan will be leaving to play for his new team in Spain in less than a month. He still thinks he's got a shot at the NBA.
"And that's one of the things I always preach to kids who are interested in sports. You have to work hard but you have to work hard in the right ways. I think that I'm really close. I just have to get seen by the right people and I have to keep producing on every level that I'm put on."