Fourteen-year-old Marouf Moumine said he sees himself as a player who likes to score and make the right passes.
Asked who he remind himself of, there’s a pause and then a knowing laugh between Moumine and his French translator, for the name that needs no translation.
Moumine, who is from Cameroon, was a standout in last year’s inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship. He performed so well that recently retired Heat star Dwyane Wade asked to meet him following a 28-point, 21-rebound, 12-assist triple double in the semifinal.
"When you sit courtside and see a [then] 13-year-old record a triple double to help advance his team to the Global Championship, I needed to show him some appreciation," Wade said in a written response.