My parents have influenced me greatly throughout my life. They brought me up to believe that hard work will always pay off in the long run. Based on this fact, I know that I will get what I deserve based on what I put in. I believe this wholeheartedly. This goes for athletics as well as in school. Eventually all of the work that I put in will pay off. All of the long hard fought days in the gym and weight room will reap their rewards.
I want to continue to play basketball in college. 4 more years of playing the game that I love would mean the world to me. I want to go to a school that will not only allow me to continue my basketball career, but also allow me to get a higher education to eventually lead me to become a teacher. If there is a college that will allow me all of these opportunities, I would like nothing else other than to spend 4 years of my life being a part of that team.