Episode 28

Published on:

28th Jun 2023

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 28 - Allan Purnell

Allan Purnell was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He  played at Kennedy High School (La Palma) and Savanna High School (Anaheim). After graduating high school, Allan chose to play basketball at Fullerton College where he was a team captain and scholar-athlete for 3years. His work ethic on and off the court resulted in being ranked one of the top junior college shooting guards on the west coast and earned a full scholarship to the Div 1, University of the Pacific (UOP). At UOP, he was part of a team that won back-to-back Big West Championship (2004 & 2005) with 2 NCAA Tournament appearances and ranked 15th nationally in 2005. 

After graduating from UOP with a business degree, Allan extended his basketball career by playing in several semi pro leagues (ABA, IBL, WCBL, Drew) throughout the states from 2005 – 2013. He was selected to represent the IBL and WCBL in 2 tours to China. In between seasons Allan would give private lessons and coach at his alma mater, Savanna. This experience inspired Allan to start the Advanced Player Basketball League (APBL), a youth basketball league in the city of La Palma. The APBL and private training lessons eventually evolved into the founding of Baller 4 Life Sports Training. 

Allan curently lives in Las Vegas and is the program Director of our Las Vegas chapter. He is also the CEO of HOOPr, a new social media platform for basketball training

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J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.