Al-Amir Dawes earned 3rd-Team All-EYBL honors this regular season, helping guide the Playaz to yet another Peach Jam berth.
We caught up with the high-major point guard:
Allie Krings: You had a great season and we’re named to numerous All-Session teams. Tell us about those accomplishments.
Al-Amir Dawes: It was a lot of hard work. When you’re in the gym every single day, putting the work in, everything will work itself out.
Q: Is there anything you’re working on in particular?
AD: I’m working on everything. How to be a leader, make sure my shot is good, my dribble-drive, basic stuff.
Q: Do you have a teammate that makes you better?
AD: Yeah, Khalif Battle. He’s great off the ball. He can catch, drive, he’s been shooting the ball well for us.
Q: What’s your ultimate personal goal in the EYBL?
AD: Making it to Peach Jam. I’ve played 17s twice, and made it last year, so making it to Peach Jam is an honor.
Q: What’s it like playing for the Playaz?
AD: I’ve loved my experience. My team is like my family.