Cankles Matthew Melendez & Manuel MArtinez

Weekly Blog
January 27, 2017 Still have an idea in progress, looking into acquaintances and producers on social media to get into contact with. So far 3 options are given to me but for a price. Looking forward to working with my partner and future collaborator.

February 3, 2017

Starting the recording and received a beat from one of my close friends. Looking into further collaborations with other local rappers and producers.

February 10, 2017

My partner and I have been reconsidering our project idea and have been persuaded to try something new. We still don't know exactly what yet but we will decide within the next week.

February 14, 2017

We have decided to try out basketball as a concept for our project due to the great cardio and fun it produces, also it is an amazing way to inspire others to play.

February 17, 2017

We have been going to parks and courts to practice and get a hang of the game. Recently we played about 3 pick up games and don't look too bad. I know definitely that I can handle and dribble the ball well, my only problem is driving to the paint.

February 24, 2017

We have finally started recording today! We got a full 3 minute video demonstrating easy to use moves in game. It was very fun but very awkward to stand in front of camera. I was a little scared at first but now I am confident.

March 1, 2017

We have currently had footage problems and have lost some clips from our video. It is very devastating as it took two hours to complete our video but we will go back out and record again.

March 3, 2017

So today we went to the Moreno Valley Recreational Center or "the rec" for short, and ran some games and shot around a bit. We didn't get any footage but we did get more practice in.

March 10, 2017

Today we visited the lake club to run a few games and pick up a few clips for our next video. We want to have 4 videos prepared before we upload them so we won't have to worry about a tight upload schedule as we are still figuring one out.

March 17, 2017

We recently discovered a new park or court that is very nice with a nice backboard and net. It isn't too far either which is very convenient. My mentor has taught me a great move that definitely breaks ankles so I am hoping to execute this move into my arsenal and get the hang of it to make it look smooth.

March 24, 2017

Today we hit the lake club again and it is spring break currently so there were a lot of people! It was exciting because there were some new faces too and they actually gave us a good game which usually doesn't come too often. The scoring went back and forth but at the end we set a screen found our mentor/friend Leo Lopez, wide open on the 3 lie and he gamed it. It was a very good game that ended up being 23-20 us. Hopefully sometime this weekend we can run into them again.

March 28, 2017

My friend from Apple Valley, Oscar or Antonio, came down for a few days to hangout at my house. So today, we decided to take him with us. We won two games and lost one so it wasn't too bad of a day. We actually gamed it from half court twice which was pretty funny. Oh and my friend broke someone's ankles which had us laughing as well. Overall it was a good day!

March 31, 2017

I decided to take a break since it is my last few days of spring break and came to visit my friend Oscar's family in Apple Valley. We decided to play a little at the park but nothing too serious.

April 4, 2017

My mentor Leo and I decided to go to Andulka Park with a few friends and run some pick up games there. I played about 4 games and Leo played about 5. After a while my friends got to the park so I decided to hop on a court with them. My project partner Manuel Martinez, and classmate or friend Wilmer all got on a team. We did pretty good shooting 9/12 which leaves us with a 75% shooting average. That is great, I ALSO BROKE THIS KID'S ANKLES REALLY BAD. He stumbled, fell and rolled over. It was the best ankle breaker I had ever had. One thing I regret was not filming that day.

April 14, 2017

Recently we were able to record about two more videos which are now being edited. Have been able to meet more people and also even make more connections. I donĀ“t know what has been up with me, but I am currently in a shooting slump. Maybe its cause I am a little sore or maybe I am just a little too unfocused but it has been bugging me. I hope to get over this very soon.

April 21, 2017

Nothing special today, we kind of took a break and just shot around on the court I have at home. But the next few weeks we're going to be making some moves and trying some new things with our team for the summer league.

April 28, 2017

Today we officially started our first day of practice. We have a long road but we have a schedule for this. Wednesdays are conditioning days, Fridays are scrimmages, and Saturdays are regular practice drills. So far we are making great progress so I believe it will bring great results.

May 19, 2017

Today we are going to be hitting the lake club and play each other for numbers and starting positions for our summer league team. After we're all going to hangout and just take a little break for the rest of the weekend. We have been hitting it hard going to practice every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for 3-4 weeks. So a break is good for 2 days ha ha. Anyway, our league starts in 3 weeks so we are excited about that!

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