Scholar Athlete: Lanett High School Boy’s Basketball, Emmanuel Littles
Two time state champion and Florida Atlantic commit Emmanuel Littles is focused on more than just dominating on the court.
“I love baseketball but I can’t do anything with basketball if I don’t have the grades to go anywhere. I have to keep my grades up high and then plus education is the key. I won’t have basketball all my life, I have to be able to fall back on something, so you need education,” says Lanett senior forward Emmanuel Littles.
Emmanuel has a 3.7 GPA, a job, and will be graduating in May with an advanced diploma. The motivation to perform on and off the court comes from a dark past.
“I didn’t want to go back to where I came from. I’m originally from Trenton, New Jersey and I had a rough life. My father died so I was out on my own at a young age and me and my older brother, we are the oldest out of like I think there’s 8 or 7 of us, and I don’t want my younger siblings to go through what I have to go through, so I want to make it so they don’t have to go through it and i’ll be able to do everything i need to do for them,” says Littles.
The hard work shows. He studies sometimes at 3 to 4 in the morning for a test or gets ahead in his online class to have a free period to study. For now, it’s focusing on making history this friday in the 2A state championship.
“I want to be one of those seniors that leaves out on top, but not only that I want to three peat and make history in Lanett. We won the first championship and then to win three is something special and try do to something no body has ever done and make it hard for them to do it again,” says Littles.
Congratulations to Emmanuel Littles of Lanett high school this weeks scholar athlete.