Ahti Nereus

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Ahti Nereus
(White Sturgeon, C)
ID#704
Ahti Nereus.jpg
Art by Pac
No. 26 – Retired
Position Center
Species White Sturgeon ( Acipenseridae )
Gender Male
Personal information
Born February 21, 1993
Prince George, BC
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 295 lb (134 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
School Heritage River Riparian College
FBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Texas Lone Stars
Pro playing career 2014–2019
Career history
2014-2019 Texas Lone Stars
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA Rookie All-Star (2015)
Contract information
Contract year 2014
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Hubert Bristol
(OOC) Creator Betsie
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Biography

Ahti was born and raised in a native reserve just outside of Prince George, BC where the Asipe tribe of sturgeon have lived for many generations spanning across centuries. Long before Ahti's time, the tribe was a nomadic one, following the river to the coast where they spent the winter before returning to their summer home where the Hechako River meets the Fraser. Times have changed, but the Asipe tribe, in many ways, has not, and Ahti carries with him the ancient beliefs of his people. Although much of the tribe has modernized and moved away from tradition in some ways, Ahti himself still believes strongly in the spirits of the world around him and treating them with the proper respect and care. Perhaps this stemmed from his childhood, where he was a small, scrawny thing, always bullied and teased for being weak. He sought solace in books and education, in caring for Mother Nature's creations by starting gardens and keeping pets of all sorts. As a boy he even had an orphaned deer he raised and released back into the wild. He never really had any friends, either, just spending his time playing teacher's pet really. But in middle school he met somebody who would turn out to be his greatest friend and supporting force for his single athletic endeavor of basketball. Ahti met Wesley Lachs (sockeye salmon) in their first year of junior high together at Yellowhead Junior High, and despite their vast differences, the two became fast friends. They both played on the junior high basketball team, although Ahti struggled with it due to being a fair bit smaller than his aquatic companion. But he shot up quickly and by the end of junior high he was starting to edge towards the six-and-a-half-foot mark. Sadly, though, the end of junior high also marked the end of his close friendship with Wesley. They lost touch with each other as Ahti transferred over to the private high school on the reserve where there was no basketball team, no way for him to connect with Wesley other than the occasional internet chat. But even those faded out over time. But the time they were 18, they hadn't talked for over a year. But Ahti had moved on, made a couple of new friends, but most of all, he made it into college in Prince George at Heritage River Riparian College. Ahti managed to make it into the basketball program based on his junior high skills and tryouts. And on the first day of practice who should be there but his beloved friend, Wesley. The pair rekindled their old friendship almost immediately, and within weeks of practices started proving their amazing chemistry on the court, the perfect blend of their offensive and defensive playing styles. And even off the court they balanced each other out; Ahti's shy and quiet nature perfectly offset by his friend's outspoken attitude. It didn't take long for them to be named starters in their Freshman season. As Wesley and Ahti continued to improve on each other's games, the two fish led the Nuggets to the national championships two years in a row, winning the CFIS title in their sophomore year. As for his on-court skills and attitude, Ahti is very much a defensive player, focusing and blocking the opposing team with his height and large, webbed hands. Off the court he's a laid-back and quiet person, but as soon as he puts on that uniform Ahti very much shows a different side of himself. A determination to put himself between the opponent and his basket, or to get himself into a useful position for a rebound or assist. He doesn't excessively push for shot-taking, but focuses on the team aspect of the game. As such he's very proficient at passing and rebounding, and getting his shots in the paint. Because of this, he does struggle making points from a distance but makes up for it by snapping the ball off to somebody else who can make the shot when able. His other major strength is the ability for quite a high jump for a fish of his height and weight.

Ahti resides in the Asipe Reserve with his mother, father, grandmother, and eight siblings.

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