New England Town subdivision resident & Oakville High School Grad Javier Duren was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Javier Duren was cleaning out his room the other day when he came upon an old class project from his days at Oakville Middle School.

“It was kind of ‘Who Are You?’ – just highlight things about yourself,” Duren said. “Favorite poet. Favorite type of pizza. One of the questions was: What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Duren’s answer? A professional basketball player.

“From that moment to now, that notion’s been a dream,” he said. “Now it’s becoming a reality. It’s kind of weird because for so long it’s been a dream. I’m very excited. I can’t wait to go.”