Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is out there doing good deeds out there in the world and was recognized by his alma mater Chester High School.
It’s no mystery, Zona Zealots are huge fans of the Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, but not only because of his on the court play. Off the court, the Wildcat is doing his best to make a difference.
Always smiling, dancing, singing, DJ’ing, Rondae is deeply passionate and spreading happiness. From his famous shimmy at the stripe to dancing for charity to giving his time to children back home in Chester Pennsylvania. There are times when RHJ points out when people have disappointed him (yes you Yoga Works), so you know he is a man of high expectations of others but also for himself.
This former McDonalds All-American had a heck of a high school career (via ArizonaWildcats.com):
- Finished his prep career with more than 1,000 points and a school-record 780 rebounds
- Averaged 15.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.4 blocks per game
- Posted averages of 12.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists as a junior
- Ranked No. 21 overall prospect and No. 5 small forward in his class by ESPN.com
- Ranked No. 21 overall in his class and No. 4 among small forwards by Rivals.com
- Tabbed as the No. 15 overall prospect and No. 6 small forward by 247Sports.co
- Participated in the Jordan Brand Classic in 2013
- Named Pennsylvania’s 4A Player of the Year as a senior
- The first-ever two-time Delaware County Player of the Year, earning the award as both a junior and senior
- Led Chester to a 91-5 overall record in his final three high school seasons
Rondae is starting a youth basketball league at Chester Community Charter School. He has the name of his alma mater Chester (high school), where his career started, tattooed on his back. Now, his name is emblazoned his on high school gym. What an honor! Rondae felt it was a dream come true.
David Madden of CBS Philly reported on the event:
"School CEO Dr. David Clark announced, “From this point on, this gymnasium will be called the Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Gymnasium.”Hollis-Jefferson had no idea this was coming. He recalled his eight years at the school — the good and the bad — and choked up a little.“I feel like I had a great support system who loved me and cared for me and was there for me every step of the way and I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart,” Hollis-Jefferson said."
Continuing to give, Rondae recently participated in yet another charity event, Dance to Unite, which fits in nicely with his positive messages.
Here’s a taste of Hollis-Jefferson in action with youth:
Rondae, please let Wildcats fans know how to help you in your philanthropic endeavors, we are happy to support you! Bear Down Wildcat!