I'm not a huge basketball fan. but I will admit that having a local guy in the league has made me pay more attention.

Rock Island's Chasson Randle bounced back and forth between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers organizations this past season.

Following his exploits gave me more insights into the game, but more importantly, he taught me something about tenacity, determination, and staying positive despite setbacks, or things going sideways on you.

Chasson was home over the weekend and spoke to WQAD's Matt Randazzo about still being thrilled with the opportunities he has had playing in the NBA.

Check out the video here.