Being from New Zealand I only picked up a basketball in 2014, having enjoyed a high level of success as a rugby player and athlete. As a result of my commitment, I have been gifted many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities as a result of this sport. In the past two years, I have been in teams surrounded by players who have gone on to play professionally and at university. I have seen the level of skill and effort required to take me to the next level and believe I am ready.
I played center early in my basketball career; however, I have since moved into a combo guard role as my frame and speed changed significantly. I will be running almost exclusively at point guard this year for my region's Under 17 team, a team I experienced great success with last year being the captain, and the fourth leading scorer nationwide with another year left to play at the age-grade. I was captain of this team and my high school team this year as well. I am also awaiting the outcome of a 25 athlete invitational national trial to represent New Zealand at the Oceania U17 Championships.
In August 2021, I will be moving to Arizona, to complete my final year of high school in the US. I will be playing varsity high school ball, looking to visit college campuses, and attend some camps.
I am a capable scholar who has achieved an excellence endorsement in NCEA level 2 with a GPA of 3.46 (top 80 credits at 3.82). I have received academic honors at my school and hope to continue this success in my last year of high school. I sat my first SAT in May 2021, and achieved a score of 1270.
I believe I can add leadership, versatility, high energy and effort, and 3 level scoring to any program, given the opportunity. I have great size, strength, and wingspan for my position and am currently working on increasing strength and filling out my frame. My commitment, communication, and teamwork skills are valued by every coach I work with. I listen and am highly receptive to their advice: both on-court and off, and I am dedicated to improving myself and my game. I would relish and make the most of any opportunity presented to me to help further my basketball journey.