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Stay Ready - Beyond Hoop Dreams | The Inspirational Story of Xavier Ford

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John Register

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Meet our guest.

Xavier Ford is a unique young man. He has truly beaten back stigma and stereo-types of the professional athlete. He is an avid reader, a poetry lover, and is writing his first book.

His entire career path has been built on taking advantage of losses.

His AAU team lost to the second highest ranked team in the nation by a respectable 10 points. College coaches took notice.

He landed in Buffalo and played for the New York State University at Buffalo where he led the Bulls to their first NCAA tournament.

With Coach Bobby Hurley at the helm the Bulls rose quickly and even got a tourney pick from President Barak Obama.

But the soft spoken 6’ 9” dominator is still on the rise. He spent a year in the NBA’s Development league and now plays for the Ibaraki Robots in Japan.

Xavier offers great advice to young players who desire to make sports a professional career, and adults might just learn something along the way as well.

For collegiate and professional sports hopefuls this is a must interview to listen too.

Meet the host.

John Register, Paralympic Silver Medalist | Inspirational Cataltyst | Change Management Speaker| Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)  | Author | American Long Jump Record Holder | Gulf War Veteran | Disability Rights Advocate | Amputee | and Home-made Waffle Lover. Showing businesses, military leaders and college student athletes, how to hurdle adversity and create life’s new normal.