Books Over Balls ambassadors are young men impacted by our program who against all odds have overcome many incredible challenges, yet continuously strive to be their very best.Books Over Balls ambassadors are young men impacted by our program who against all odds have overcome many incredible challenges, yet continuously strive to be their very best. Young men who have adopted and demonstrate the principles of hard work, discipline, structure, order, accountability, responsibility, respect, leadership and excellence.
HAMAN CROSS IV 21 is a junior leader, ambassador & national youth spokes person for Books Over Balls. He is a 2015 graduate of Magic Johnson Bridgescape High School, graduated number 2 in his class”, recipient of a 4 year full “academic scholarship” from Magic Johnson Foundation to Morehouse College. Currently a Morehouse freshman with a 3.0 GPA, President of the Freshman LLC Resident Hall, member of the Resident Housing Council, the Resident Housing Association and is a student government advisor. He is the recipient of the BOB Champion In Life Award and his interest is to become an Industrial Organizational Psychologist.
MARTEL MILLER 22 is an ambassador, graduate of Thornwood High School, former assistant coach of the Indiana Express East Junior AAU basketball team. He is in his1st year at Kennedy King College playing for the Kennedy King Statesmen with a full athletic basketball scholarship, with a 2.5 GPA. He is the recipient of the BOB Champion In Life Award and is a champion of Hoopfest Showdown 4 On 4 & Games of The Champions Tournaments. His interests are in his own Graphic & Fashion design, multimedia business.
KENNETH SYLVESTER JONES 22 is an international ambassador who traveled to the Philippines to play basketball, for a mission outreach to help build houses and to create clean water systems for the poor and needy. He is a graduate of Memorial High School Newark CA. Currently he is an academic scholarship student in his senior year at Illinois College with a GPA of 2.7. He is a representative of Illinois College Leadership Program, a member of the psychology club, a sports management major, with a minor in psychology. He is one of 3 of a group of Illinois College students who were specially chosen to go to the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University/Community Global Challenge, is a recipient of the 2015 M.V.P. Training Champions of The 21st Century Scholarship and also the BOB Champion In Life Award. His interests are in sports management, marketing and giving back.
ANTONIO BROWN JR 24 is an ambassador, graduate of Bolingbrook High School, Joliet Junior College transfer to the College Of Dupage with a 3.0 GPA major in Sports Marketing. He is the assistant coach for the Illinois Speed (7th-9th-10th grade) AAU junior basketball team and the recipient of the BOB Champion In Life Award. He is also a 2 time Herman Petty McDonalds 3 On 3 champion, 3 time Ballin 3 On 3 champion and 2 time Smash Burger Dunk Champ. His interests are in promoting sports products, events and interning for Nike.
ROBERT TAVORY ROBINSON 19 is an ambassador, graduate of Urban Prep High School (Bronzeville), currently in his second year at Beloit College with a full academic scholarship. He is a 2015 M.V.P. Training Champions of The 21st Century Scholarship and the BOB Champion In Life Award recipient. His interests are in owning his own fashion line Robert Tavory.
JOE FOSTER JR. 19 is an ambassador, graduate of Orr High School, in his freshman year with a 2.9 GPA playing for Daytona State College basketball with a full athletic scholarship. Former small fry MVP, player of the month Red West and the BOB Champion In Life Award recipient.
ADON NANCE 21 is an ambassador, graduate of Olive Harvey Middle College High School, student of Olive Harvey College with a 2.24 GPA majoring in Business/Marketing. He is also a full time employee as a Fleet Services Clerk at O’hare International Airport and also a recipient of the BOB Champion In Life Award. His interests are in owning his own businesses involving real estate, music and audio engineering.
GEORGE CHARLES 19 is an ambassador, graduate of Hyde Park Academy in his freshman year at Black Hawk East College with a 3.0 GPA. He plays for the Black Hawks East Warriors with a full basketball athletic scholarship and the BOB Champion In Life Award recipient. His interests are in aviation and to be a pilot.