If I am being completly honest, the factor that has influenced me the most with regard to basketball has been my height or lack of it. I am 5'8 on a team of 6'0 or taller teammates. I have had to work harder and smarter to prove my skills and abilities. I have always been the smaller guy since my interest in basketball started in early grade school. I have worked hard since that time to not allow my height to be a negative factor to the game. I have learned size doesn't equat to skill. As my grandma always reminds me, "If size mattered, a cow could out run a rabbit!" I am the rabbit as I am quick, play smart and play hard every time my feet cross the line onto the court. I work hard off the court as well by maintaining high grades. My goal is to become a physical therapist. My dad had two strokes when I was 13 and he was 48. I saw him do phsycial therapy to relearn how to walk, do stairs and eventually get back to work. That was an obvious obstacle for our family and one that we overcame. Personally, I fractured my hand in a game near post season and continued to play through the game making solid passes and scoring! I had to sit out 4 weeks which is actually harder for me than the actual injury. My drive and passion to get back to the sport were my priority. I had to learn to follow doctor's orders, be patient and continue to work on conditioning as I healed. If you are looking for a player who has character, manners, committment to academics, has overcome family and personal obstacles, is goal driven and is athletically quick as well as quick thinking, then we are a perfect combination!