– 5’9″/180 lbs
– Played competitively at the high school/AAU and NAIA collegiate level
– Currently compete in various leagues in Fort Wayne, IN against mostly NAIA/D2/D3 and occasional D1 level athletes
– Regular squad consists of ex-NAIA and high school players
– Point guard
– Up-tempo offenses, predicated on drive and kick, spacing and especially pick and roll
– Prefer to pass first, then transition buckets, 3s off the dribble to set up drives to the basket and mid-range pull ups
The game of basketball is about competing and winning, and those two things are based on how you perform. At TGRR, we want to identify the best performance sneakers, regardless of the logo on the shoe, so that you can compete at your best. Not every shoe is built for every player; we all have different needs as athletes. I try to remove as much personal bias as possible from our ratings, while still giving my opinion on how these shoes perform.
This site isn’t my job, but it’s my passion and my reviews are funded out of my own pocket. On the court, I demand the most from my shoes and I review them as if I was still a competitive athlete looking for a shoe that I could use day in and day out over the course of a season.
I hope you find the site useful and informative, with in-depth information about all aspects of the shoes you may choose to hoop in. The shoes you wear don’t make you a better player – that comes from time in the gym on your own. But the right pair can allow you to use the skills you’ve developed to the best of your ability.