Young & Free On the Road: Xavier Silas

For this month's edition of Young & Free On the Road I had the opportunity to chat with Maine Red Claws player Xavier Silas about his journey towards becoming a professional basketball player.

Basketball was in Xavier's blood from the start, being the son of former professional NBA player James Silas. Xavier started playing in sixth grade and hasn't stopped since. I talked to him about his inspiration, his heart for keeping kids off the streets, and his crazy Twitter following. Here is Xavier's story.

Do you have an interesting or inspiring story to tell? Do you know an 18- to 25-year old Mainer who I should talk to next? Nominate yourself or someone else for an upcoming Young & Free On the Road segment.

Stay safe in the snow this weekend, everyone!

Kylie K.