Gyri: Do you play any sports besides basketball?
Viyasan: Basketball is my main sport. I used to play a little bit of volleyball when I was in highschool and so I played the position of setter and so that was very fun. It took a lot ofaccuracy. I think if I had to be a little bit more talented, it would be at jumping because if Iwas able to jump a lot more, I would be able to fake my sets and just hit the ball down on theopponent's side. That would be a cool talent to have if I was able to jump maybe five to tenmore inches higher than I usually did. I still remember that my vertical was 26 inches when Iwas in grade nine or grade ten and so maybe if I added a couple more inches onto that Iwould've been able to perform in more creative ways.
Gyri: Can you dunk a basketball?
Viyasan: That depends on how high the rim is. If it's five feet or six feet, definitely, but on astandard regulation net, which is probably nine or 9.5 feet, I cannot.
Viyasan: But maybe if I had the talent of jumping extremely high, I would be able to dunk abasketball but no.
Gyri: Can you dribble with your left hand?
Viyasan: Of course. I can dribble with my let hand, I can dribble with my right hand, I candribble between my legs. I've done a lot of different types of basketball drills when I was on thehigh school team and so yeah, I'm pretty good at handling the basketball. Shooting, driving tothe net, and passing it a lot quite a bit, so yeah, pretty efficient with the basketball.
Gyri: Yeah, that's impressive.
Viyasan: I just can't dunk.
Gyri: Okay, yeah. Can you shoot with your left hand?
Viyasan: Mm, no, I cannot. I can't shoot with my left hand. I can do a lay up with my lefthand, but I can't shoot the ball naturally like a free throw or three point shot with my left hand.
Gyri: Okay. What exactly is a lay up?
Viyasan: A lay up is when you drive towards the net, you're allowed to take two steps whileholding the basketball and so that's usually how people when they're very close to the net, theydo a lay up or they're also able to convert a lay up into a dunk so they're able to take twosteps and dunk towards the basketball net.
Viyasan: Yeah, that's a little bit of basketball knowledge for you.
Gyri: Yeah, got it.
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