SNELLVILLE, Ga. — Don't play pool with Al Durham Sr.
Seriously. He'll smoke you and talk trash while doing it.
"Man, I ain't even gonna waste my time playing ya'll if you're gonna play like that," he smiles as one of his son's high school teammates bounces the seven ball off the rail by the corner pocket.
On a majestic July day, Al Durham, the future Indiana guard, his father, a few friends and a guest are playing pool in the Durham's basement, a room with the sign "Man Cave" hanging above the doors to the walk-out deck.
The television is tuned to the the Brooklyn Nets NBA Summer League game. The game of pool pauses while Yogi Ferrell is on the court as the 2017 Berkmar High School guard watches the former IU All-American.
The Durhams live in a beautiful home on a cul-de-sac with trees, colorful bushes and manicured lawns in this community east of Atlanta.
During a one-day break in his July schedule, the 6-foot-4 guard and his father sat down with Peegs.com for an extended conversation about Al's basketball career, the family, growing up in an athletic household, his future at Indiana and much more.
On this day, Al's mom and twin sisters are out of town for AAU basketball nationals.
Growing up, Al Durham was a kid tagging along with a team his father coached, getting taught the ropes by the likes of former Minnesota guard Nate Mason.
His father played high school basketball in New York City, at legendary St. Raymond's. It was the time of Felipe Lopez, the national high school player of the year in 1994, and other notable players.
Watch the video (above) to get to know Al Durham and his family.
Below, Al Durham takes a break during a game of pool to watch Yogi Ferrell in NBA Summer League with the Brooklyn Nets.