Simpy put I would like to play basketball at the Division 1 collegiate level. This has been a dream of mine in I have seen the results of my hard work specifically over the past 3 years in the class room and on the court. I have always had God given height in my favor but haven't always had the skill I needed to be competitive in basketball. Academics has come natural for me but positive feedback several years ago only focused on my coach-ability and height. This feedback challenged me to train harder to fine tune my fundamentals. This has transformed me into a tall, shooting guard who can easily handle the ball but transition to post play when needed.
With the past years Covid's challenges in canceled games, changes in roster due to quarantine, and online schooling instead of in person classes, I focused on what I could control. I continued my normal school schedule at home waking up early, and keeping that consistent school routine not because I had to but because discipline in school translates to the focus that is needed on the court.
I have experienced the struggle of not being the chosen guy to get many minutes in the game. I use this as motivation to highlight my great work ethic in practice and take the opportunity to learn from those that have more experience than me and push me beyond where I could get on my own. I have been told by my teammates and coaches, "I am the hardest worker on the court". That is because I know I may not be the best or perfect but I work actively to change bad habits and remain gracious and humble in both academics and basketball.