UB basketball player finds a rhythm on and off the court.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- On February 12th, CJ Massinburg’s freshman season at UB hit a high note.

The Dallas, Texas native torched Ohio University for 36 points. In 8 games during February CJ found his rhythm averaging 17.5 points.

His sweet stroke isn’t restricted to the basketball court. Perched at the top floor of the UB Student Union CJ puts on a different kind of show for his fellow students.

“Basically everyone in my family sings so we’re like a musical family and I wanted to be like my brother. So I started messing around and watching what he did and found a love myself.”

Music and basketball… Go hand in hand for CJ.

“When you’re playing the piano you have to be graceful and you have to feel what you’re doing. If you have your hands on the keys you can feel it’s not right and with basketball there are some things that you don’t think about, that just come natural.”

Naturally, his teammates were shocked the first time they heard him play the piano.

CJ says they how he learned how to play. His coaches call him a well-rounded guy and tell him it’s good to have other skills outside of basketball.

In just his first year at UB CJ Massingburg seems to have found the right tempo on and off the court.

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