For me, it is very difficult to envision life without basketball. However, I know I must prepare by starting with a solid education that will lead to a successful career. I work hard and always want to learn whether we are talking academics or sports. I may be the best on my small town team but I also work the hardest on the team.
Defense is my specialty. I enjoy the challenge of stopping the competition. This year as a Sophomore I must provide more offense for our team. I broke the school record for pts scored in a game during our 2nd game of the year, scoring 49 pts. My other stats may decrease and the challenge this year will be getting the other teammates involved in the game at a higher level. I am a team player and won't boost about what I have accomplished it is a team accomplishment.
I am given a lot responsibility from coaches, teachers, peers and my family. I believe I handle this responsibility very maturely for a 16 year old. Last year I stood up to my older peers when they were going to make a poor decision to further instigate our rivals. I instructed them to get back in the car and we were leaving it alone. They followed my lead.