The excitement for this year’s Summer Pro League is becoming more and more overwhelming as the days are getting closer to the tip-off day. Many of the players are anticipating for another great tournament and competitive opponents. The No Excuses Houston Summer Pro League is a place where NBA Players look to sharpen their skills in a very safe but competitive environment. Each year the No Excuses (NEX) Houston Summer Pro League seems to get bigger and bigger, more hi-profile athletes, better teams, more fans, and a greater atmosphere for both athlete and fan.
As the days close in on the opening tip-off, some of NEX best athletes wanted to share their experiences of being a part of this great league. Last year’s Finals MVP Suleiman Braimoh or better known as “Magnificent Su”, who ended up with 24 points and 17 rebounds in the championship game, wanted to share some of his thoughts on last year and this coming up season.
Q: How did it feel to win the championship and be named the MVP of the finals?
A: It felt good winning the championship. Winning is always the ultimate goal and it felt great. This was my third NEX Summer Pro League championship, so it was definitely satisfying to win it all again. However, being named the MVP made it so much better, before I was just a guy on the team, but last year I was a key contributor to the success of my team winning the championship. Shout out to my teammates too, they trusted me, and it all worked out great for the entire crew.
Q: What’s something that you hope to achieve this year that you didn’t last Summer?
A: For me every summer is an opportunity to get better: working on my game, getting in better shape, and grasping a better understanding of the game. The NEX Summer Pro League provides me an opportunity to test out and work on those things against top level talent and competition. So this summer will be much of the same, work hard and try my best to have it all translate on the court.
Q: What should the league expect from “Magnificent Su” this year?
A: I’m not one for bold personal predictions, but I’ll just go out to play, and have my game speak for itself. I’ll be having a lot of fun out there though, as I always do.
Finals MVP “Magnificent Su” and his teammates seems to be ready for the coming up NEX Summer Pro League Tournament, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’ll be key contributor again for his team this year. The two teams that were in the championship game last year will be playing against each other again on July 5th, to kick off the season.
It should be another great game and it’ll be another great beginning for the NEX Houston Summer Pro League.