I am a natural center, but throughout high school, I have developed into more of a point forward by becoming a strong perimeter shooter. I like to get the open man the ball anytime possible, but if I have an opportunity to score, I will take it. I am a good shot blocker and am a solid perimeter defender. I motivate my teammates and encourage communication on the floor which has helped me to be a leader on my teams. I am vocal on defense and also communicate with my teammates throughout the game when I notice an issue or a problem with what is happening on the floor. Because of these attributes, my teammates named me as captain my junior year.
My cumulative GPA is a 2.78, primarily due to a terrible freshman year. I quickly learned to take school more seriously and have had a 3.0 GPA, or higher, my last three semesters. I anticipate continuing to achieve academic success.
Off the hardwood, I enjoy an active social life and I am the type of person that fits into most social groups. I believe this is one reason that my teammates have always respected and responded to my leadership.
A major obstacle that I had to overcome was my first varsity season as a sophomore. I have always been used to being a main player on all of my teams, but that year, I backed up a senior who was a very good player. So, I had to learn to be a sponge, soaking up everything I could from him, to become a better player in the future. It was difficult, but I learned very quickly that it was for the best. I loved the challenge, and it helped prepare me to step into the leadership roll of captain and stater my junior year.