There are few who would rather go down the road that have already been traveled by some, yet failed by many, and then
there are those who'd rather go down the road less chosen in order to set their own footprints in life. Born in Williamsburg projects, an area in Brooklyn New York, Jamael "Horse"
Lynch decided to create his own
footprints and go against all the odds. He chose not to become a product of his environment, going in opposition of the
stereotypical roles of becoming a drug dealer, gangster, and teenage father. The dream he established at the tender
age of five is what gives Jamael the strength and will power to change negative aspects in his life to positive ones.
While most young boys at age five are dreaming about one day flying like superman or fighting villains like batman, Jamael "Horse" Lynch was dreaming about becoming the next NBA star. Jamael attended the prestigious Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, where he began his very successful career as a basketball player. He was not only a Star student athlete but, a role model for many of his peers and younger children in his developmental houses. While in attendance at Bishop Loughlin, Jamael was on the honor roll every year and played 2 years of varsity basketball. In his senior year, while playing the demanding point guard position, Jamael more than held his own. He averaged 10 points and 4 assists per game in the rigorous CHSAA league. After an intense and amazing high school basketball journey Jamael "Horse" Lynch graduated in June of 2003 and soon after went on to attend and play college basketball.