Throughout my childhood, it has always been my dream to play college basketball. But when I entered high school I was undersized and unathletic compared to other kids. This was discouraging at first but brought experiences that have shaped my character. I learned work-ethic, diligence, and persistence because often it seemed like I was putting in so much time and effort but nothing was happening. It was disappointing at first, but I knew that if I stayed committed to doing the right things, the benefits would eventually come. These first years in high school were invaluable because I developed traits that I didn't have before.
I have also been taught many lessons from the actions of my parents. I have seen them exhibit leadership, sacrifice, and commitment and countless other qualities. As I have experienced a breakthrough this offseason heading into my senior year and playing in college has become a real possibility, I believe I am prepared for all aspects of being a student-athlete. I am always fully invested in my team and its success and I lead by example for my teammates. My parents have taught me the value of academics so I have always strived to be successful academically. In college, I am looking for a place where I can get a great education and prepare for my future while also getting to compete at a high level athletically. I believe that I can be a great fit for a college program athletically and academically.