#ThrowbackThursday: @2Chainz Playing High School Basketball In 1995 (Video)

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

36-year-old 2 Chainz  –– formerly known as Titi Boi — was, before the fame, a high school basketball star. ESPN‘s segment First Take with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith  recently uncovered some throwback footage of 2 Chainz from one of his high school basketball games when he was playing for North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia, near Atlanta. (Source) The video of the rapper then known by Tauheed Epps is shown sinking a three-pointer and then catching a dunk at the end.

“Tauheed was someone you could depend on. You knew when he took a certain shot, it was going in; just go ahead and count that. You knew when we was down a little bit, you could count on him bringing us back. Everybody else was going to have to do their part, but he was definitely there to bring us back.

We played another game against Cedar Grove when Tauheed hit a 2 at the buzzer to take us into overtime. And then he hit another to take us to another overtime, and I said, “Ooohh.” We ended up winning that game in three overtimes.” says former teammate.

After graduating from North Clayton, Epps went on to play a full season of Division I college basketball at Alabama state during the 1996-97 season. In one game, the athlete and then aspiring rapper put up an impressive 14 points and seven rebounds in just 10 minutes. (Source) Looks like the rapper can score more than a #1 hit on the Billboard charts.


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