NBA 2K17 MT Coins was a coach and Kay's dad was one of his coaches in high school," Drew Valentine said. "You grow up around basketball, and you become a student of the game. But there's another quality they have, and that's competitiveness.

He had to be one of the top 15 players in the country.

"I really believe that's what makes Kay so special. He's a hard-working kid. But a lot of kids work hard. What separates him is competitiveness. He's not flamboyant or outward with it. But he's one of the most competitive people I've been around in  ."