Bussie busy building nonprofit Be More Inc.
Former Seton Keough star aims to close the age gap for after-school activities
As a professional basketball player in Poland a few years ago, Asya Bussie didn’t have much to do besides basketball, so she spent a lot of time thinking about what she wanted to do when she returned home to Baltimore.
She wanted to give back after enjoying stellar basketball careers at Seton Keough and West Virginia, but she wasn’t sure how. Pondering her youth, she found the answer.
“I thought about how there was no after-school program for me to go to while I was waiting for [Amateur Athletic Union basketball] practice,” said The Baltimore Sun’s 2009 Girls Basketball Player of the Year. “I would just go to my coach’s house and do my homework and wait ’til practice while my mom was working.
“The end goal is for kids to have a safe place to come after school where they can get homework done — if they need a tutor, a tutor’s there — and there’s also a court to work out on. I wish I had had that.”
Bussie, 26 and the mother of a 14-monthold daughter, incorporated her nonprofit organization, Be More Inc., two years ago, Asya Bussie incorporated her nonprofit organization, Be More Inc., two years ago, aiming to eventually have its own space to house the program and offer homework help and after-school activities for middle school boys and girls.