NBA Draft Prospect DJ Horne Launches Inspirational Children’s Book “Why Not Me? Why Not Us?”

NBA Draft Prospect DJ Horne Launches Inspirational Children's Book "Why Not Me? Why Not Us?"
NBA draft prospect DJ Horne debuts his children’s book, “Why Not Me? Why Not Us?”, showcasing a young African American boy’s journey to basketball success through self-belief and teamwork. A Story of Determination and Triumph, Inspiring Young Readers to Dream Big

North Carolina – May 13, 2024 – DJ Horne, a promising NBA draft prospect, has taken a new step in his journey by releasing his first children’s book, “Why Not Me? Why Not Us?” This captivating picture book tells the inspiring story of a young African American boy named DJ, who overcomes doubt and adversity to pursue his dream of basketball greatness.

Why Not Me? Why Not Us?” follows DJ and his team’s remarkable journey as they defy the odds, culminating in a thrilling victory by winning five games in five days to clinch the ACC basketball championship. The book emphasizes the power of self-belief and teamwork, teaching young readers that with determination and confidence, they can achieve their dreams.

DJ Horne, a first-time children’s book author, has always had a deep love for sports, having played soccer, baseball, football, and basketball. As he grew older, his passion for basketball became evident, leading him to play the sport throughout middle school, high school, and college.

The book encapsulates a valuable lesson DJ learned over the years: the importance of believing in oneself. This lesson resonated deeply with DJ and was epitomized in his powerful declaration, “Why not us?” after his team’s championship win. DJ aims to entertain, inspire, and impart the message that a growth mindset is essential for success.

Born and raised in North Carolina, DJ Horne spread his college basketball career across Illinois State University, Arizona State University, and North Carolina State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in Kinesiology and Special Events Management from Arizona State University.

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About DJ Horne:

DJ Horne is an emerging NBA draft prospect and first-time children’s book author. With a strong background in sports, DJ is dedicated to inspiring young readers through his experiences and the lessons he has learned along the way.

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