Rafael DaSilva

NICKNAME:
The Raf Offense

I’M FROM:
Harlem World, Uptown

WORK AFFILIATION:
Dalton School

DEFINING CAREER MOMENT:
Being part of the team that brought World Basketball Festival to life.

I GOT MY START WHEN:
2009 when Justin & Jason brought me in from Atmos to work at Nike 255, from there i went on to work at 94×50 with Justin.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:
Right now I’m still trying to decide that, but one of them is to be Head Marketing Manager of Nike Basketball.

BEFORE IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, I WANT MY LEGACY TO BE:
That I did everything with my heart, That I did everything to put a smile on peoples faces.

“GO TO” MOVE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT:
Catch the ball in triple threat, jab pull up or first step right by you for the jump-shot or layup.

MY MOST MEMORABLE BASKETBALL MOMENT EVER WAS:
Hitting a game winner with Riverside Church.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH BASKETBALL WHEN:
When I lost my first championship game in elementary school, right when the buzzer when off and my team was on the losing end I began to cry. It was then I knew I loved this game and it wasn’t just a hobby.

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