Growing playing basketball my coaches taught me to play with pride. They taught me to have fun no matter if we’re down by 30 or leading by 20, play to the fullest. That is what keeps me motivated. I don’t play basketball because I love the sport. I don’t play just because I want to be part of a team or to look good in a uniform. I play back for those people I grew up with who can no longer play. I play basketball for the people who didn’t get the opportunity to feel the excitement of the game. My older brother taught me everything cross over, every strategy to score and he even taught me to never give up. Thanks to him and my coaches I see the game a lot differently. Every practice and every game I always play my heart out! I never stop until the last buzzer goes off. I work hard not just in the game but at practice as well to show the coaches I deserve play time. I may not have talent nor do I have organized athleticism but my work ethic is off the charts. I always try bring good motivation and happiness into the locker room. I am willing to let the coaches coach me because I always want to get better. I always want to learn something new. I am not a flashy player, I am a player who plays team ball and uses the basics of basketball to my advantage.