When my family and I moved from Brooklyn to Delaware we lived with my aunt and her family. My parents wanted to own there own home and it seemed almost impossible for them to do so in New York. It was a difficult transition for us, it encouraged me to work harder and get good grades. It was a really a good feeling when we moved into our own house. It was a new feeling and I had more time to work out. Everyone said that I wasn't athletic. One Year when I played for Upward basketball team in fifth-grade, I led the team to winning the season and people began to see my real athletic abilities and potential. In six grade I played with 5 superstars at Providence Creek Academy. We were undefeated and one of the players is now ranked and he inspired me to want to strive to be where he is today. In seventh grade I worked out really hard to get my body in shape my parents pushed me, my mom pushed me more academically, my dad athletically. I was learning how to become more of a scorer so my eighth-grade season I was the captain of my of Providence Creek basketball team I ended my eighth grade season, being athlete of the year as well as the most valuable player. In the Capital classics that I played in my eighth-grade year Coach John Pierce of Polytech high school came to watch me my stats at that game were 17 points and 15 rebounds and I believed he was impressed, he expressed interest in recruiting me for the Polytech high school basketball team. That summer leading to my ninth grade year I worked out with the varsity team of Polytech high school basketball team and it helped my game I think the main thing that pushed me to get that far was my parents always pushing me when I wasn't able to push myself enough. In my ninth grade year at Polytech high school I played on the freshman and JV basketball team, I received the most valuable player for the freshman team. My focus at that time was to make the varsity team so I worked hard in the summer I was a member of a few AAU teams that also helped improve my game. I made my HS varsity team in 10th grade. I persevered through one minor ankle injury which kept me out for one month but after attending physical therapy I was able to straighten my ankle and it has gotten better. I'm not afraid of hard work I'm able to take constructive criticism. I use that criticism to make myself better. If anyone doubts my abilities I'm anxious to prove them wrong. My siblings inspire me to be a good example for them. I want to be someone that they can look up to.