John Amaechi - basketball player. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 26, 1970, and was raised by his mother in Manchester, England with his two younger sisters. He attended Stockport Grammar School where he began his athletic career as an aspiring rugby player.
It was only a chance outing at the local basketball court that enticed Amaechi to give basketball a try. Soon basketball became his passion. By the age of 16, his dream was to play basketball professionally in the NBA. Realizing that the best chance for stardom would be in the United States, Amaechi moved to Toledo, Ohio.