Sean Elliott led off a recent video message to the Tucson’s Allegro School of Music introducing himself to the young musicians.
“Some of you who don’t know me, I’m a Tucson kid who played basketball at Arizona and then played for the San Antonio Spurs,” said Elliott, who also starred at Cholla High School.
Some of you who don’t know me? … He’s only the greatest player to come out of Tucson and to play at Arizona.
Elliott’s message for the Allegro School of Music was delivered through the Cameo Web site, which is a platform for celebrities to allow fans to receive personal messages. He most likely was speaking from his home in San Antonio, where he primarily resides.
“Growing up in Arizona was a lot of fun, and I can imagine it’s probably not fun for you right now being hunkered down at home,” Elliott said regarding the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home restrictions. “But I’ve got to tell you this is the perfect time to work on your craft.
“For me, I was the worst saxophone player in my seventh grade band. I was terrible. So I had to turn to basketball. I had no choice. It’s kind of funny now that all professional basketball players they want to be rappers or professional musicians and professional musicians want to be professional athletes. It’s the craziest thing. So I can tell you from first-hand experience, I’m jealous of your musical talent. It’s a perfect time right now to work on it.”
Elliott’s Cameo video segments cost $100. They can be used for personal messages, announcements, birthday wishes, etc.
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