At a young age, basketball became an integral part of my life. I was 4 years old and in first grade when my family moved from a refugee camp in Tanzania to Phoenix Arizona. As a new student who spoke little English, I had difficulty making friends, but putting a ball through a hoop is universal. Quickly, play during recess disintegrated the language barrier between me and fellow classmates. Thus, my love for the game began. Being very under weight, my high school career opportunities are not very wide. However, I dedicated myself to work in the weight room and gain the weight I need to be successful. From here I look to play basketball at the next level and see where this game takes me.