|No. 52 – Huntsville Mayors|
|Species||Barbary Lion ( Felidae )|
December 12, 1998|
Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||288 lb (131 kg)|
|FBA draft||2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Williamsburg Minutemen|
|Pro playing career||2020–present|
|2020 - 2022||Williamsburg Minutemen|
|2023 Salary||$1 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Rashid was born in Portsmouth in southern England to two Emirati immigrant parents. He was a rather athletic child, being born kinda bigger than most kids of his age. He made friends easily in school and would often play with them in sports after school. While most of his school friends were interested in soccer, in addition to his parents as well, he always gravitated more toward basketball as his sport of interest. His size was a boon to his play and it made him enjoy the sport more. He would play as much as he could with friends and local clubs, as well as becoming a fervent fan of the London Jets and watching all their games.
As an adolescent he became a rather well rounded young man. While he was very athletic and enjoyed basketball, he came to also become quite the history buff and enjoyed academics as well. He loved studying world history and cultures, aided greatly by the fact that he got to travel quite a bit around the world with his parents, including their hometown in the UAE. There, he got to see other people playing basketball, and he became fascinated by the 'universality' of the sport. This increased his love of the game even more.
However, once he entered university at Portsmouth-Hampshire University, that's when he started to get incredibly serious about basketball. Being in university, he got to play much more serious basketball against much more serious players. His skills greatly improved and he showed a talent as a Center, given his size and defensive play. This caught the eye of college faculty, who were interested in involving him in a study abroad program to Templeton University in the United States, where he could study and play basketball. He jumped at the chance. He signed up and spent his third year abroad at the university in New York.
While he was at Templeton University, this is where he got to experience the FBA first-hand. Seeing that level of play in-person was mindblowing, just watching it on TV was completely different, he thought. This study abroad program changed his whole life path. He was going to submit himself for the FBA draft, he decided. He dedicated his last year of university honing his abilities and getting ready for the draft. Now in peak condition, he was going to give it his all.