art by Taiama
|No. 48 – Restricted Free Agent|
|Species||Betta Fish ( Osphronemidae )|
|Born||Khon Kaen, Thailand|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|School||Dr. Fourth Private University, Tarrytown Branch|
|FBA draft||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Santa Ana Spectrums|
|Pro playing career||2015–present|
|2015-2017||Santa Ana Spectrums|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Pimwadee "Pim" Tansiri was born in the exotic city of Khon Kaen in Southeastern asiatic country of Thailand. She was destined to be a different girl since she became self-aware. Her body started to grow more than her family could've predicted. it was a matter of time when her parents ended up with a 6' 2 teenage daughter.
Elementary and part of high school weren't the best times for her, the betta fish standing at least a head tall from the next tallest. Too tall, too lanky, too weird. She heard them all in the book, taking a hit in her self-confidence in the process. The only thing keeping her centered was shooting some hoops recreationally, the only place where her height was not only an asset, but appreciated, as she quickly became the talk of the town with the natural talent she had for the game. With some more focus, she could easily be unstoppable, her friends and loved ones who watched her dribbling and trainign her heart out wondering just where she could end
At age 15, her parents found a big oportunity in the United States for their restaurant and catering agency. So the went on and made the big leap to the big apple. Slowly regaining confidence, she made a promise to herself to start with a new image, so she started a new 'fitness' lifestyle and took her classes more seriously. Once she got for a scholarship in an University not far away from her residence, she was able to retake basketball in a more formal way. But what was a motive of alienation back in Thailand was a very different burden in her new hometown. She didn't really fit the positions she used to play, now being forcefully fitted in a guard style. It was a rough first couple of years getting used to, her scoring very subpar for what was expected, but instead of getting the hang out of the situation, after studying many 'short' forwards like Nina Lime and Travis Buckner, she decided to twist her situation and turn it into the best outcome: She demanded to be fitted in her old positon, Small Forward, with the skills she chose to master and new ones she picked along the way. What happened next was enlightening. She slowly rose up the University's ranks, setting her starter position in stone, leading the university in assists and assuring them strong placings in competitions.
She viewed the sport as a way of staying fit as well as using her attibutes to the best of her abilities: It was fun and cool. While her university team wasn't as lauded in awards, they stayed very consistent with her help, becoming a sort of a wildcard for the team, as a Small Forward so quick and nimble, getting the ball where it was needed.
It all changed on a fateful day once she checked her mail and what she saw shocked her: H2O, Nohea Holokai's annual exhibition marine talent. She was invited! On those games she felt the exhilaration rush through her veins. This was it. She felt accepted, she felt appreciated. Where she wanted to be. And she craved more. Under the eyes of scouts and the big orca himself, she played the games of her life, all with a smile on her face. With crisp passing and a steel will, she managed to be a constant part of the winning teams in the scrimmages that followed: Whether it was passing between a larger orca's legs or stealing from an unsuspecting shark to making a wide-long assist to let her teammate make a breathtaking alley-oop, in those games in front of excited crowds and happy scouts, she was in ecstasy
Now hopeful of opening a new door, of writing a new chapter, the tall fish of Asia submitted her name into the FBA Draft, where her brand of odd was surely going to be appreciated. Because when you got talent, put it to the maximum test.
2015 - 2016 Regular Season Stats
2016 - 2017 Regular Season Stats