Throughout my life I faced so much adversity and so many challenges. I struggled to keep the right mindset throughout my life one day I'm fine, the next I'm finding myself in a big slump. There were so many times I wanted to give up on a lot of things throughout my life but I found one safe place to keep me sane. Whenever adversity would come my way this is what I turned to. That safe place was basketball. Basketball kept me disciplined, helped me build my character as a person, turned me away from the life I was living everytime i would play the game of basketball I would feel like I was floating on cloud 9.
I found so much love within the game of basketball that I turned it into my dream. I want to pursue my dream of becoming a professional basketball player. I would love to go Division 1 but I also understand everyone's path is different so just a start at the next level is a big enough dream. In 4 years I'm hoping to hear my name get called in the draft to be a lifelong dream come true from all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Take all of my earnings and give back to the people that stood by my side along the way and to the communities. I know accomplishing this dream is a lifelong difficult task but this is all I know and I've been at it for 6 years so I'm closer than where I was and I don't want to turn around and start over. I’m going to stick this dream out because I'm just that much closer.