Slam Dunk Story

Mentors Make A Difference.

Reshanda Gray is an alumna of our ASAS Los Angeles program and current WNBA player for the Atlanta dream. She grew up in a one-bedroom apartment, where her parents battled with drug and alcohol abuse.

“I was kicking and screaming,” says Reshanda, recalling the day the police separated her from her mom. “For us to be driving away in the back of a police car and have your mom chasing the car down. No kid should have to go through that…”

Reshanda joined ASAS, which quickly became her safe haven. Tyrone Dinnen became a life-long mentor and encouraged her to try basketball, giving her life new direction and focus. Joining a team and becoming more active helped build her confidence and natural talents, ultimately leading to a full scholarship at UC Berkeley and her current career as a professional athlete.