I want to exceed the expectations people have for me on and off the court. That is why I strive to be better than my previous self and compete against my peers to improve. Basketball has allowed me to express a certain competitive, passionate side of me that I can't portray outside of the sport, and that's why I love playing it so much. Although I love to play basketball, my best interest is in my education. I want to get into the best school for me that will offer the best opportunities to me. I plan to change the world when I'm older, and I feel as if playing organized basketball helps prepare me for that. Playing for a team has already shown me the importance of perseverance and knowing how to handle the ups and downs of life, and I believe the sport has much more in store to teach me. This is why I want to continue playing in college, so I can learn even more about the sport I love playing, and so I learn the necessary qualities that I'll require to become the person I want to be in the future.