One Tree Hill star James Lafferty was the only cast member who was actually a teen when the hit teen drama began. Fans watched him grow up over the nine seasons and he quickly became the show’s favorite male character. While the show shot him into stardom early, Lafferty has always kept to himself and has remained largely out of the spotlight since. He still has a large legion of loyal fans, so we did some digging to find out some interesting, and widely unknown facts about the talented, attractive and very private actor. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about James Lafferty.
10. Basketball Star
Unlike his on-screen brother Chad Michael Murray who needed a personal basketball coach for One Tree Hill, Lafferty was already very good at the sport before casting, which is a large reason he landed the role of Nathan Scott. He was a star player for his high school team in Hemet, California, and won himself the MVP award.