Updated: Sep 1, 2022
by Malcolm Chimezie & Miles Brewster
Malcolm Chimezie (‘25) is an 18 year old from Yonkers, New York and a member of the men’s basketball team here at Boston U. I asked him if he could delve into his experience playing basketball, why he started and what has motivated him to pursue the sport at the next level:
I have always been into sports. Since a young age, I have always been the type of kid that needed something in his hands and needed to run around. I started off playing soccer, which translated to baseball. I also dabbled in football a bit. Ultimately, I ended up choosing basketball as my sport. It’s funny because I was never that fond of the sport. Due to my rapidly expanding height and growing love for the game, I picked basketball to be my main sport around the age of 10. I started out being a big lover of the game NBA2K, 2K14 to be exact.
My first experience with playing basketball came with a local club team called the Colts Youth Club, which was around the age of 10. After Colts I began playing for an AAU team, the Hooperstown Huskies which was around the ages of 11 to 12. My second AAU team, Westchester Basketball Club from around age 12 to 13 was important for my development. That experience propelled me into Archbishop Stepinac where I played freshman my first year, and vars for the next 3. During my high school career, I was playing for The New Heights AAU team, travelling the country, even visiting Vegas for a tournament. Over my years at the high school level, I put in endless hours of work, sometimes getting up at 5 A.M. to go to the gym and work out with my trainers. All of those hours and pain in the gym paid off because I am now playing Division 1 basketball at Boston University.