(slow hip hop music) – I’m Kai Davis, I’m 12 years old and I’ve been playing
basketball since I was six. My best qualities are
probably my play-making, my defense, and my ball handling. The most points I think I
scored in a game was 40. – I am actually pretty nervous. I have not been athletic
for the past five years. – I played in high school. I used to play once a week. It’s obviously been a couple months. – An average person shooting around. If it was my lucky day or something but I’ll try my best. – I don’t know if they stand
a chance or not but we’ll see. (dramatic hip hop music) – I know a lot of dribble moves, a simple crossover, between
the legs, behind the back. You do it all in one motion now, so… Like that. – Okay, I’ll see if I
can get any of those. – Oh my god. – Ah, I can’t. – Being quicker, right? – That’s gonna be a little hard. (buzzer beeps) (buzzer beeps) – Oh.
(buzzer beeps) I’m out! – [Man] Freestyle it. (funky techno music) – Uh, I don’t know. I did so many, I can’t even count. (upbeat guitar music) I think I could get eight to 10. – Maybe we should distract
him a little bit more. – Here we go.
– Yeah. – That’s better than half the pro players in the league at 80%. I’m gonna try to see if
I can go shot for shot and hopefully not get schooled too badly. You know, the first two that
weren’t on camera I made. – [Kai] Nice shot. – There we go, five for 10. So that is terrible. Let’s hope that was my
worst part not my best part. – I am better at shooting, so
I hope it will be good today. – [Zach] She’s already
off to a better start. (soft upbeat music) – Three out of 10, oh my gosh! I don’t know, it just feels intimidating with like this guy right here. – In high school, I wasn’t
too good at free throws, but I’ll see what I can do today. Five out of 10, that’s pretty bad. But I’ll see what I can
do in the actual game. (upbeat techno music) – I’m pretty confident that I’ll win but like they can score, so I gotta play good defense as well. – If I manage to steal a ball from him, just at least once, I’m
very proud of myself. I need to be lower. Ah! – If I get a point I’ll be happy. If I get two, I’ll get ecstatic. And that happens. – Just let me win! – That’s one. – I’m tired! Oh shit. – Good game.
– No. I’m– – [Zach] My only move. (laughs) I go high, he goes low. – Yeah.
– Nice playing man. (upbeat techno music) – Woo! He obviously has way better
handling, and shooting, and better cardio as you can tell. – This was pretty fun
going against them all, meeting new people. – On a scale of one to 10,
how challenging was it? – [Kai] Two. (laughs) – That’s what I figured. – This sums up that size doesn’t matter. In the court, it’s all about your heart.
REPORTER OMAR JIMENEZ SPOKE WITH H FAMILY WHO HAS BEEN THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. SOME OF THE BEGINNING WORDS OF WHAT WOULD BECOME A HOMEGROWN PASSION. A PASSION THAT OVER TH YEARS TURNED KYLE SNYDER FROM A B TO A MAN ON HIS WAY TO THE 2016 OLYMPICS. ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAS TO BE BEST. F HIS PARENTS, PRIDE. NOT WITHOUT A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION.>>STAY POSITIVE EVEN WHEN THEY ARE DOWN. JUST BREATHE. I’LL BE THE BIGGEST THING. IT IS HARD TO WATCH THEM. HE JUST GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IF YEARS AGO AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE’S GETTING READY COMPLETE AND DEAL OF FIXED. — COMPETE I THE LIPID. — THE OLYMPICS.>>YOU WILL FIN INDICATIONS OF THE JOURNEY ALL THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. SHOES, QUOTES ON THE WHITE BOARD.>>ALWAYS DURING THE LATTICE. I TRY HARDER. NOW FOR KYLE, AN OPPORTUNITY THAT DOES NOT COME AROUND OFTEN. I REMEMBER WHEN HE LOST HIS FIRST MAT AND I WAS THINKING COME I CANNOT DO THIS AND OTHER COURTIERS. HE TOLD ME AFTER THE MATCH THAT HE WAS BACK IN THE WAITING AREA SAYING I CAN’T WAIT ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. HE HAS THE FEELING THAT IT IS RIGHT THERE. HIS MANY TROPHIES AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL CAME IN SMALL MOMENTS. FROM AN EARLY AGE, THEY REPRESENT A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT. AND FOR THE FAMILY WATCHING FROM THE STANDS, A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES ONLY LOOKING TO GROW AT TH YEAR’S THEM UP AGAINST.