Terry “TJ” Buchanan is graduate of Kalamazoo Central High school and an alumni  member of the 2010 State Championship Giant Basketball Team. TJ currently continues his athletic career and education at the University of Rhode Island, where he landed a full-scholarship playing basketball.  

 TJ is a communications major with a minor in writing and hopes to one day play basketball on a  professional level.  Before playing both a high school and college ball, TJ started his basketball journey  as a player in the Youth Basketball League (YBL).  Continuing to give back to the YBL program,  during the summer months, TJ  can be seen refereeing games and encouraging  youth in any way that  he can. As an inspiring leader, TJ provides this advice to other young people:  “hard work truly pays  off! Never forget that anything is possible.”  Charlie’s P.L.A.C.E. applauds TJ in his success as a student-athlete and appreciates the service he  provided to the YBL program over the summer of 2014. 


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