I have been influenced primarily by my parents and family to strive for the highest standards possible as a student, athlete, and as a person. I first became interested in the game of basketball as a middle schooler. Since my interest in basketball as a middle schooler I have tirelessly continued to improve my craft as a basketball player. I enjoy watching film, developing new skill sets and mentoring younger up and coming athletes as well. The game of basketball has taught me a lot about myself. It has taught me that without effective teamwork, even the most skilled player can't win games alone. It requires constant communication and constructive criticism to be a championship team, which carries over into how to succeed in school and life. I have also learned that to get the most out of the organization that you are in that I will need to be committed to the process my coach, teachers, or employer have set before me in order to reap benefits. Basketball has also taught me about leadership and that leadership requires going the extra mile to help pull your teammates through difficult periods either on or off the court.
I'm a leader on the court and off the court. I lead by my example that I set for the team. I bring energy and scoring to the game. I can score efficiently on all three levels on the court. On the defensive end I play the passing lanes very well and get a lot of steals by taking advantage of playing the passing lanes well. I have excellent behavior in the classroom and I don't disrupt in any way. I work hard and complete assignments on time. I don't like to focus too much on past mistakes rather than learning from them and moving on. My academic goals for high school are to graduate high school with 3.2 GPA, score a 1250 on my SAT and a 25 on my ACT. My academic goals for college are to graduate with a degree in Business with an emphasis in Sports Marketing and Management.
- My journey towards becoming a collegiate level basketball player has had many obstacles along the way. I started playing later than most kids I know playing basketball which has led to why I work so hard towards being the best possible basketball player I can possibly be. Also, my father is an Active Duty Soldier in the United States Army which allowed our family to travel to various states and countries around the World. However, traveling every three years makes it difficult to grow in one program or have access to the well established basketball training programs based upon the locations of the Military Base. A unique characteristic that I think that I possess is that I am a genuine person which regularly makes people gravitate towards me. I previously stated that I'm a hard worker, but I'm also very coachable and want to gain as much knowledge as I possibly can about anything that I am engaged in.