Something that sets me a part as an athlete is that I do not give up. I am committed to my team, my coaches and myself. If there are mistakes along the way such as a bad shot or a turn over or even if the team is struggling, it motivates me to work harder. If something isn't happening how it should such as a play, I usually say something about it and try to help the person who is having a tough time understanding. Another thing is that I strive to get all A's in all of my classes which means I put in the work, do things efficiently, and get everything done on time. consistently. The last thing, that sets me a part from other athletes, is that I have a good idea of how the leader role works. Leadership is important to me and I've been a team captain on different basketball teams, as well as, a percussion section leader in my high school band.
I've been playing basketball ever since I was seven years old. My parents signed me up for a YMCA league to start out. I wasn't very good as most young kids are when they start out. Over the years of playing on AAU and school teams, I haven't really experienced a star team where you win almost every game or a championship except my sophomore year. That year we went 14-6 which was the best record for any JV at our school. Every other year the teams I've played on have struggled. But, that's what made me who I am today. All of these years, I've chosen not to quit. I love the game and I love challenging myself to get better on and off the court. One of the biggest areas that I'm proud of is my mindset as an athlete and a leader on the team. I go into every game with the mentality of, no matter how the team is playing, I am personally going to give 100% and do what I need to do in order for my team to succeed which could mean scoring, rebounding, defense, or just hustling up and down the court. Sometimes the littlest things can lead to a victory and that's just as important as doing the big things. I know I can bring great energy, leadership and commitment to your team!