Nigel Byam was born and raised in Brooklyn with strong Caribbean roots. Spending ample amount of time in his parents birthplace of Grenada
He is a well rounded individual who can attest his up bringing to that of the streets of Flatbush (Brooklyn,NY) and Grenada. Not a product of his environment Nigel always stood aside from the rest and saw his life apart from the streets that seemed to suck the youth in the area into a dark hole.
Going to Edward Murrow high school, he was afforded the opportunity to extend his educational prowess in a prestigious school that was ranked second best in the city during his years of attendance at the school.[embedplusvideo height=”283″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/2jTCF2y” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/GgEcLIfkoQg?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=GgEcLIfkoQg&width=450&height=283&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep7507″ /]
However, he always had a passion for basketball and utilizing his God given ability in the sport. He got the opportunity to play college basketball and then moved on to become a professional basketball player.
Nigel saw education as an important part of his future and successfully attained two degrees, an Associates Degree in Hotel Tourism and Management with a concentration in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors degree in Communications in Advertising and Promotions.
One of his passions is to give back to the community specifically reaching the youth. He has engaged in, as well as set up various clinics for the youth teaching life skills and basketball tips all over the five boroughs, in addition to Grenada.
Nigel attributes his success to his strong faith in God.
Story adapted from Nigel Byam (“Not Just a Ball Player”)