Since the third grade, I have been in love with the game of basketball. I was taught from a very early age, the fundamentals of the game and what it means to have a work ethic greater than everyone else around me. Knowing that height was never going to be an advantage for me, it made me compete, both with myself and my peers, and work harder than anyone else in the room in order to be the best I could be. I learned to use my height to my advantage, and as inspiration to earn the respect of all the people that overlooked me and judged me on my height.
My determination to be successful on the court turned out to help me be more successful in the classroom and in life as well. The game of basketball has taught me so many lessons and created so many memories and relationships that will last a lifetime. It would be hard to see my time playing the sport I love come to an end when that last buzzer sounds my senior year. If I am given opportunities to compete at the collegiate level, coaches can expect a coachable player who loves to compete and has a passion for the game of basketball.