I had the pleasure of interviewing Puerto Rico basketball star Richard Chaney. He is a very charming and down to earth guy. I met Richard a long while ago during summer traveling team ball, while he and my cousin Gabe Pruitt played together. My family and I spent a lot of time at those tourneys. He comes from a great family. Glad I had the pleasure of meeting them also.
NHCouture: Hi Rich!
Richard: Hi Nikki!
NHCouture: I’m going to include my memories of meeting you and don’t let me find another old pic lol
Richard: Lol ok you can post old pics.
NHCouture: What Traveling teams and High schools did you played for? What years if you remember?
Richard: Can’t remember the years, but traveling teams are Amer-I-can, La Paladins, and Pump n Run
NHCouture: What colleges did you attend?
Richard: I went to Utah for for first 3 years. I transferred to troy and finish 2 years there. That is where I got my BA
NHCouture: What did you major in?
Richard: I got my degree in social science and a minor in health.
NHCouture: What teams are you on now and What teams have you played for overseas?
Richard: Now I am on the Puerto Rico traveling team. But before I was in Austria. The countries I played in was Turkey, German (2 years) Belgium and Puerto Rico.
NHCouture: Where did you meet your beautiful wife and by the way your kids are adorable!
Richard:Thank you! I met my wife in school at the university of Utah 2002.
We been together for 10 years. I enjoy family life. Gives me something to come home too. I love my kids. They keep me motivated to keep pushing thru hard times.
NHCouture: Thanks for taking time out for me Richard! I appreciate that. Congratulations on your win last night and qualifying for the World Games. Bring home the Gold!!!!!