Originally Posted by T-Low
I never understood the whole virgin islands theory
Thats where he grew up and where he retains his permanent residence.
But he is from U.S. Virgin Islands, not British Virgin Islands.
The government made him a sweet deal, He doesn't have to pay taxes ever, but he has to do advertising for the islands in exchange, like commercials for tourism or something, i don't remember the details. The taxes would be from his business ventures there, he pays taxes on his income in US.
Duncan was a late bloomer because he didn't take up basketball till high school , thats why he was not really a dominant college player.
His dream was to be an Olympic Level Swimmer like his sister, both of his sisters were championship swimmers, but Hurricane Hugo destroyed his training pool, and he had to swim in the ocean and train there. He gave it up cause he was afraid of the sharks which are around those islands constantly, not really dangerous sharks, smaller reef sharks like lemon sharks and white tips mostly.
Reason he come to america to play ball and get a scholarship to college is kindof touching. His mom was diagnosed with cancer and passed away day before his 14th birthday, and before she died, she made him promise her he would graduate from college.
His only college scholarship offers were
Duncan is such a dork though, he has said he loves renaissance fairs and the fantasy role playing game Dungeons & Dragons.