Alan Clemmons

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Alan Clemmons
(Cheetah, C/F)
ID# 1252
Alan Clemmons.jpg
No. 30 – Queens Pride
Position Bigfur
Species Cheetah ( Felidae )
Gender Male
Nickname(s)
King
Personal information
Born (2000-11-21) November 21, 2000 (age 22)
San Jose, CA
Nationality
Listed height 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Listed weight 303 lb (137 kg)
Shoots Right-handed
Career information
School PredTech of Northern California
FBA draft 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Queens Pride
Pro playing career 2022–present
Career history
2022 - present Queens Pride
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA Rookie All-Star (2023)
Contract information
Contract year 2022
2023 Salary $4 million
2024 Salary $4 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Faded
(OOC) Creator Faded
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Biography

Early Life

If asked, Alan would claim it was obvious at birth he was destined to be someone special. Born a “king” cheetah, his fur a rare mutation of the normal cheetah markings only recently discovered to be caused by a rare recessive gene mutation.

Born in Silicon Valley in the height of the Dot-Com boom, Alan’s parents were part of the rapidly growing tech industry. They made their fortune before the boom turned bust, and managed to be some of the few to survive the downturn, keeping executive positions in one of the surviving companies. With both of his parents often too busy, Alan often found himself under the charge of various hired caregivers. He would grow resentful of his parents as it seemed the only attention he could garner would be by those paid to watch him.

Looking elsewhere for validation, Alan found sports to be the perfect opportunity. Crowds cheering on as the athletes compete on the field, lauding the very best with admiration. Alan would do whatever it took to reach that pedestal. While trying multiple sports throughout his youth, by middle school the cub landed on track and field for the spring semesters while using basketball to stay in shape during the fall.

By his Freshman year the cheetah was doing his species proud, already considered a rising track and field star at a young age. While he had always been tall for his age, Alan’s growth spurts started earlier than most of his peers, leaving the 6’4” Freshman looking down at those senior to him. Despite his young age he found himself competing at a national level in both sprint events and the long jump. Though he would not win, people began talking about the big expectations they had for him. The young up and coming cheetah who could be the next great American sprinter bound for the Olympics. And the cheetah lapped up the attention thrown his way. Saving every article he could find written that featured him, whether local or national, Alan’s ego grew.

But that wasn’t the only thing still growing, because his body was not done. Sophomore year saw him hit 6’7” and fail to make it out of state qualifiers. The admiration that had fed his ego Freshman year turned to whispers of doubt. Some played it off as his body needing to catch into his new frame, that by the next season he would be back to the National stage. Yet they would be proven wrong. By the time track and field started his junior year he was just shy of 7 feet. There would be no comeback story of the cheetah overcoming his failure the previous year.

Instead he would quit after the first day of tryouts. Having once beat his teammates by full strides, now he was left looking at the back of their jerseys. A normal fur would turn to their parents in such a situation, seeking guidance or comfort, but Alan’s parents didn’t even ask how tryouts went, finding out he quit until months later.

Alan was at the edge of the cliff looking down at the pits of despair, his parents didn’t see him, he was all but a footnote of a failure, destined for a fate of being a nobody. A terrifying prospect for the cheetah but Alan had one last hope. Whereas his height has become a disadvantage in track and field, it could be an advantage on the basketball court. Prior seasons the cheetah had only approached basketball as a side activity, but now he was desperately hunting for that validation to prove he was someone. Like a fur possessed, he fully dedicated any free moment to basketball.

No longer concerned with keeping lean, the cheetah worked hard to pack on muscle to compliment his height. Between taking basketball seriously, and the physical gifts he had been born with; Alan led the team to the state championship where he would hoist the schools first state championship in decades. Once again the cheetah was back on top. Previously he had received a few interested college scouts intrigued by his height, but as his final season progressed he found himself inundated by scouts clambering over one another to recruit the cheetah to their program. He landed on accepting the scholarship from PredTech of Northern California, a school whose notable alumni included the bigs Brandon Dreyvus and Zack Tate.

University

Entering university, Alan decided if he was to make it to the next step he would have to make himself the “king” of his new court.

Right out of the gate this gained a reputation amongst the players. While Alan would relent to his coach’s play calling, that Freshman would not stop chiming in about how getting him more opportunities to score from the post would benefit the team. If there was leeway in how a play developed, Alan expected the offense to run through him. It would have been easy to dismiss the cheetah, as a number of his older teammates scoffed at the idea of just handing the reins to some Freshman.

But Alan was good, good enough that he often was in the best position to come away with a score. And if his teammates still held onto their pride and challenged him, he would intimidate said player into submission using his imposing 7'5"" height. Anyone brave enough to still push against Alan would find the cheetah becoming more physical on defense such that it toed the line of flagrant foul worthy; their turn on defense would not go much better, finding themselves knocked to the ground as Alan would use his superior size to knock them down. Nothing overt as Alan could easily dismiss the complaints levied as him just practicing as hard as he plays. But it was quite clear to the players that the cheetah would make your life harder if you didn’t fall in line.

As his junior year approached, the cheetah had great hopes of making a run deep into the FCAA Tournament. But a previous recruiting violation by boosters came to light, and the attempt to hide it by some within the coaching and administration resulted in PredTech of Northern California being ineligible for the 2021-22 FCAA Tournament along with the loss of a few scholarships for the next season. Knowing the loss of scholarships would likely hurt the teams ability to compete next season, and unwilling to sit out a year for a transfer, Alan declared for the draft after his Junior year much to his chagrin over having the opportunity for a FCAA Trophy denied.

As a prototypical big, scouts praise his physical skills and believe he has a high potential talent ceiling. But rumors of his attitude told by former teammates may result in more problems for a team than whatever positives his talent could bring to a team.