Julius A.J. Rucker is a 14 year old Bakersfield High School Freshman. Julius has participated in numerous basketball leagues throughout the city and abroad. Such as: Young Champions, Better Basketball Development League, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA Summer Basketball, National Junior Basketball (NJB), Police Activity League (PAL), Gladiators, Prodigy Elite, Bakersfield United, and CAVS Youth Basketball AAU ( under the direction of coach Darryl McDonold).During his basketball career, Julius has led these teams to championships, undefeated seasons, and 1st place All-Star Tournaments.
Julius dreams of one day going to a University and majoring in communication to become a sports announcer.He spends his free time reading about the history of early to recent basketball players such as, Pistol Pete, Bill Russel, Blake Griffin, and Derrik Rose. Baksetball is the defensive force that drives him to succeed and we are proud of him displaying leadership on and off the court.