Interactive Drills was created by average athletes who overcame great obstacles to take their game to the next level. There is one thing that all Interactive Drills athletes have in common, hard work, dedication, and sticking with a system that made them successful. We believe that if you work hard and smart then there is nothing that you cannot achieve.
Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round of the 1999 NBA Draft. 3 seasons of professional basketball experience in Argentina, France, Russia, Israel, and Poland. Eddie has worked out for: the Sacramento Kings, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Utah Jazz, the Miami Heat, and the San Antonio Spurs. He has also played in two NBA summer leagues.
1998-'99 Hokies MVP. During the 1998-1999 season led the Virginia Tech men’s team in points per game (15.1), three-point field-goal percentage (45.5—the university record is 46.7), and free-throw percentage (86.0). He scored double figures in 22 games and at least 10 points in all but three games.
He led the Atlantic 10 Conference in three-point field-goal percentages and three-point goals per game. Near the end of the season, he was ranked ninth in the nation in the NCAA Division I-A men’s basketball statistics for three pointers per game.
Head coaches comments: "Eddie's work habits have set an example for everyone on the squad." Hussey says. "He's an excellent player who can score off the dribble, and the best thing-he plays every play with a passion." "Eddie works harder than any player since I've been here," said Hussey, who arrived in Blacksburg in 1991 as an assistant to Bill Foster. "Before practice, after practice, you name it, in the gym or in the weight room, Eddie is working on his game." “Eddie has improved dramatically each year he has played because of his strong work ethic.
Named Strength & Conditioning All-American, All Atlantic 10 Selection, and Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.
Out of the top 30 draft eligible guards in the 1999 draft, Eddie Lucas was ranked #9 by TotalAction SportsNet. Out of the 10-best pure shooters Lucas was ranked #3 by TotalAction SportsNet. Eddie was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 58 pick of the 1999 NBA Draft. Lucas is the first Hokie drafted by the NBA since 1990, when Bimbo Coles was picked by the Sacramento Kings.
After the Chicago camp, Lucas worked out for the Sacramento Kings. "He is a quality young man who will make it because he is talented and, more importantly, he has a tremendous work ethic," reported John Wetzel, assistant coach for Sacramento. Wetzel, who scouted in Chicago, also said that Lucas was "the best shooter in the camp."
Has 3 seasons of professional basketball experience in France, Russia, Israel, and Poland. Eddie has worked out for: the Sacramento Kings, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Utah Jazz, the Miami Heat, and the San Antonio Spurs. He has also played in two NBA summer leagues.
Chris James is a 3 year veteran of playing professional football overseas in Austria, and was a 4 year starter on the Central Washington University football team after starting out as a walk on in 2003. Chris had a lot of inspiration from his family, having his mother being an Olympic sprinter a father who was a Dvision I sprinter and his sister and brother who both competed on the collegiate level. Having a hard work ethic was instilled in Chris and motivated him to be a better athlete.
Chris played various sports in high school including soccer, track, wrestling and football. Throughout high school Chris earned numerous awards from rookie of the year to most inspirational. Chris' hard work ethic and dedication was apparent to his high school and college coaches as well as his fellow teammates. He was offered a walk on position to the Central Washington University football team in which he would have the opportunity to earn a scholarship. Never shying away from a challenge Chris accepted the offer and did whatever it took, playing scout team running back, fullback, linebacker and even pulling guard. After his redshirt freshman year Chris earned rookie of the year at central as voted by coaches and players and earned a scholarship and reserved a spot on the team the following year. Chris’ senior year there was no drop off in dedication he earned the spot as team captain, most inspirational player, and numerous other awards. After his senior season Chris was offered to play in Vienna Austria for the #1 team in Europe, The Vienna Vikings and gladly accepted and has played there for the past 3 years.
Christopher’s success is a direct result of a tireless work ethic to improve himself and influence those around him to be better athletes. Interactive Drills is an awesome opportunity for Chris to convey some of the knowledge that he has to others to take them to the next level.