I’ve played basketball for most of my life, and am fortunate to have grown up in a “basketball family” surrounded by generations that have loved, played and coached the game from park district to collegiate levels. Initially, I played simply because it was fun. My successes helped develop my skills and instill self-confidence, but through hard work, perseverance, the ability to accept and learn from disappointment, and commitment to those around me, I’ve realized that playing basketball has shaped my character as well as my skills.
Younger than most of my class, a key area of emphasis this summer is going to be in the weight room to add size and strength. On the court, I will be focused on my 3-point shot, ball handling and finishing strong around the rim.
My work ethic and dedication on the basketball court is mirrored in the classroom. I have compiled a 3.83 grade point average at a high academic school while pursuing a college prep course load including honors classes. I believe that my scholastic success has benefitted from the self-discipline I gained through competitive sports. I look forward to playing basketball in college, and will be no less demanding of myself in my studies.