To the coaches reading my personal statement, I would like to introduce myself as, Freddie Young, a diverse and educated young man. I chose those two words simply because I was raised in Trenton, which is considered to be “the hood” of New Jersey. I have attended private schools my entire life. I was stretched from one end of the spectrum being minority and experiencing poverty in my home life, to the other end of the spectrum being majority and an economically privileged lifestyle in my school and social life. Growing up in this situation, I grew to find a balance while trying to stay true to myself. All in all making me less of a shallow person. Pushing me to explore new places with great people. Drawing or writing when I find my free time is really free. Scootering to the destination instead of wasting gas. Making videos that encompass all the beauty that you could find right in your back yard. Even enjoying bon fires with great music other than mainstream hip hop. Being open to change and what greatness could come with change. With that being said, I believe I am a great candidate for any program that comes across my name, as I could fit in wherever need be. I believe I differ from most athletes for unless you are put in situations like such, it is much harder to adapt to what is needed and your surroundings. When it comes to my goals and aspirations, I would love to study architecture and play basketball for all four years of college. Within those four years, I plan to be a leader. I plan to learn from those above as a student of the game, and to teach those below me. I would bring diversity and a hard work ethic. From there, I would like to graduate and continue on my basketball career professionally for as long as possible. Another goal of mine is to own a cultured architectural firm that caters to people of all colors and backgrounds.