George Barns Allison
Art by Pac
|No. 33 – Restricted Free Agent|
|Species||Chimpanzee ( Hominidae )|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|School||Equine Heights Academy|
|FBA draft||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the Edmonton Totems|
|Pro playing career||2015–present|
|2015-Jan 2016||Edmonton Totems|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
A rare primate in the primarily equine state, George has been driven since childhood to play in big leagues. His earliest memory was of resting beneath his father watching the games. The son of a blue collar refrigeration repair man, George saw basketball as a gateway to a life of glitz and glamor. He would further hone his skills against neighbors in cut throat matches among ten year olds.
If childish dreams began his career quest, high school became the crucible. His first year playing was the hardest. Unlike a neighborhood grudge match, actual basketball had rules. As primate, dribbling with three hands was only natural. George had been especially proud of a trick shot involving slamming dunking with feet. Sadly the head Coach Conway, a no-nonsense Saddlebred, had to disabuse him of those childish notions often through laps. 'Feet were for trotting,' the horse would often grumble under his breath. After running the wild ape out of him, the coach had found George's true talent. The monkey had incredible talent at snagging a loose ball. Placing him under the basket was a godsend, even against taller opponents. Matches for George quickly became a routine, rebound, score, and repeat.
With grades good enough for college, record scoring in the paint, and a popular personality George scored again with a scholarship to Equine Heights Academy. His parents were overjoyed, becoming the first of his generation to go to college. Majoring in business and training for basketball became the focus of his waking days. The coaches, far more imaginative than the traditionalist Coach Conway saw a strong potential in George. They focused far more beyond just playing small forward. They drilled him constantly on long range shots, taking advantage of his keen eye, strong grip, and natural athleticism. Within one pre-season, they had forged a natural swingman out of the wild chimpanzee.
George is a natural people person and driven to excel. Rather than sticking with communications majors like the other horses, he chose a challenging study path which would teach him how to manage his success. As a chimp, natural multitasking gave him great advantages. Off the court he is a pure joker, always good natured but constantly swinging for a laugh. He is also still more than willing to challenge folks to a little two on two. Just don't be surprised if he sheds his shoes for a little triple dribble.
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