Sunday, December 2, 2012

UNTIL THE END OF TIME...

Hello, I'm Andrew Jimenez 
and welcome to my player profile

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision."


Learned from 3-time NBA Champion A.C. Green

“Maybe it's my fault.
Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn't.
Maybe made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, 

and not in the gym.
Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner.
That my game was built on flash, and not fire.
Maybe it's my fault that that you didn't see that failure gave me strength;
that my pain gave my motivation.
Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, 

and not something I worked for... every single day of my life.
Maybe I destroyed the game.
Or maybe... you’re just making excuses.”
-- Michael Jordan



ABOUT

Andrew R. Jimenez (born in Oxnard, CA) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free-agent. Jimenez, a 6’4 forward/guard, was a standout at Santa Paula High School, where he earned 1st team all-league and was named a top 30 athlete in the state. Till this day, Jimenez is known as a Hometown Legend and a role model to many athletes throughout the globe. Andrew’s leadership, passion, persistence, dedication and talent speaks for itself; including his nicknames Andy Mo$$ and Mr. Versatile, due to his all-around game, Andrew's skill set can do a little bit of everything and do it very well.


















Jimenez has played on some of the nation’s elite travel teams, playing alongside James Ennis of the Miami Heat and Chepe Lara of the Manzaneros De Cuauhtemoc (Mexico-Regional) where he was named team Co-Captain and led the league in double-doubles with 17.6 points and 10.9 assists.

Andrew’s been fortunate enough to have learned, played and trained under 3-time NBA Champion A.C. Green, former Portland Trailblazer Corey Arnett and former Boston Celtic/Olympic trainer Anthony Ussery. They each have contributed to Andrew’s success, maximizing his full potential, which has translated into numerous of honors and awards, (all of which you can see below in the experience and awards section.)
It's more than a game, this is a passion

Jimenez is one of the few players to have played, refereed, coached, and observed the game of basketball from every angle at the professional level. At 23 years young, Andrew is barely hitting the prime of his career and he has already accomplished so much and played in/for a respectable amount of high caliber teams/leagues, such as the Bakersfield Jam, Los Angeles Defenders, San Diego Surf, LNBP Soles de Mexicali, NBA Summer Pro League and ABA Summer Pro League.



“I come from Santa Paula, I know nothing is handed to you, you have to earn everything.” — Andrew Jimenez

 


Andy Jimenez getting interviewed after a record setting night


PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Andrew R. Jimenez
Address: 1002 W 13th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Email: Laker8fan@aol.com
Phone Number: 805-746-1035
Alternate Number: 805-746-1204
DOB: 6-21-91

ATHLETIC INFORMATION
Sport: Basketball
Position: G/F
Height: 6’4
Weight: 209
Numbers: #27, #20, #2
Basketball Experience: 19 years









EDUCATION
High School: Santa Paula Union High School
College: California State University, Bakersfield
Major: Communications-Digital Media
Minor: Physical Education and Kinesiology  
Degree: B.A.

College: San Diego City College
NCAA Clearinghouse: Yes
GPA: 3.4

SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND HONORS
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
CPR Certified EMS Safety Services
ASEP Certified Coach
Developed Online Radio Station 
Excellent Communication Skills
Ability to learn quickly
Team Player
Mindset of a leader  
Top 5 in Radio Networks 2010/2011
Dean’s List Fall & Winter Semester CSUB 2011/2012/2013
Official Bestselling Author in Poetry 2012/2013/2014/2015
Declared into the honors society 
1st place in Neighborhood Olympics 


CURRENT/FORMER COACHES, MENTORS, AND TRAINERS

Former NBA Players Cory Arnett, Anthony Ussery and A.C. Green
708-834-3527

Ray Cardova
805-794-6034

Greg Yzaguirre
805-844-1211

Danny Guzman
805-794-1070


These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess

Athletic Career Experience and Awards 
·             2000- 1st in Jr. Olympics
·             2001- Free Throw Champion  
·             2001- 3pt Champion
·             2002-2004- 3x Black Top Champions
·             2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2008- 5x Rec Champions
·             2005-2009- 5x Sportsmanship Award
·             2005-2009- 5x All 1st Team
·             2006-2009- 4x Achievement Award
·             2007- All Defense 2nd Team
·             2007- Las Vegas Top 50 Athletes
·             2007- Las Vegas Honorable Mention 
·             2007- 3x Anaheim Sports Center Champions
·             2007- 2x Anaheim Sports Center Runner-Ups 
·             2007- Oxnard Battle by The Coast Champions
·             2007- San Luis Obispo Co-Champions
·             2008- University of California, Santa Barbra Champions
·             2008- Carpentaria Co-Champions   
·             2008- Ventura Rec Champions
·             2008- Leading League Rebounder 9.9pg
·             2008- Most Improved Award
·             2008- Most Points In a Game 47
·             2008- Co-Captain
·             2008-2009- 2x All Defense-1st Team
·             2008- All 2nd Team
·             2009- Azusa Pacific University Co-Champions and MVP
·             2009- Pacifica Clash of The Titans Runner-Ups
·             2009- Coaches Award
·             2009- Team Captain
·             2009- All Around Player Award
·             2009- City of Santa Paula Athletic Award
·             2009- Ventura County’s Top 30 Athletes
·             2011- Assistant Varsity Coach Santa Paula
·             2011- NBA Development League ideal athlete Los Angeles D-Fenders
·             2012- NBA Development League ideal athlete Bakersfield Jam
·             2013- California State University, Bakersfield Basketball Champions
·             2013- Team Co-Captain
·             2013- Led the league in double-doubles with points and assists
·             2013- 1World Sports Club NBA Free-Agent Invitational
·             2013- UCSB Kobe Bryant Basketball Camp
·             2013- Most Efficient Player Award & Finals Co-MVP 
·             2013- NBA Summer Pro League
·             2013- LNBP Soles de Mexicali
·             2013-2014- ABA San Diego Surf
·             2014- ABA Summer Pro League
NBA Summer Pro League


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

To Whom It May Concern: 

I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Andy Jimenez. First of all I want to make it known that not only is Andy a remarkable athlete, but he is also an excellent student and an even better human being. He manages his priorities in a professional manner by always being on time for practices and games and by maintaining a 3.4 grade point average. However, above all else he would love to have the chance to play basketball at the NBA level. I have had the opportunity to coach Andy for three seasons, and in that time he has learned how to be an extraordinary leader, along with his superb work ethic, he consistently puts one hundred and ten percent of himself into practices, games, schooling, and contributing with local communities. 

With his skill level as high as it is, he has carried the load and led our team to two undefeated seasons, three playoff appearances and two championships. Andy is the type of player who will want the ball when the game is on the line. He shows great determination and poise when the pressure is on. He has also assisted me in shaping new and upcoming players; passing on his knowledge and know-how of the game, but what stands out from the rest is his mental toughness, high IQ, persistence and God given talent, the kind that only a rarity of athletes are blessed with.

You will not come across another athlete as passionate about the game of basketball as Andy is. His love for the game is off the charts, he eats, sleeps, and breathes basketball. He’s always finding new ways to improve his overall game and is mindset is truly optimistic, intelligent, and potent even at the darkest moments, it still outshines the situations, making his teammates, coaches and peers feed off his positive energy. Andy is the one of the most versatile athletes I’ve ever witnessed and once you add that with his passion, dedication, experience, creativity, and respectfulness you’re formulating a recipe of success. This young man is the type of athlete any coach would love to have on his/her team, or should I say be privileged to have. He has mastered the forward position, but is not only limited to that. He is willing to play any position on the court and will do extremely well at wherever he plays, he will not let up and he always tries his hardest, what more can a coach ask for.


Sincerely,

3-time NBA Champion A.C. Green