My name is Carson Ruthart and I'm a passionate and hardworking basketball player. I'm truly dedicated to this sport. I'm an athlete who knows the game of basketball. My most important accomplishments were being District New Comer of the Year, First Team Red River Valley, and CoMVP of our high school basketball team. I have been a starter on the varsity basketball team at my high school since my junior year and am currently team captain of my varsity team. When announcing my MVP award at our high school athletic banquet my head basketball coach commented, “All of the other coaches refer to him as a spark plug. He is really energetic, both offensively and defensively. He scored 20 points on them a couple of games in the first half and then they started double teaming him, but he still managed to score in the double digits.”
Knowing that I'm capable of playing basketball in college makes me more passionate for this sport. What I can offer to a team is the promise to always work hard, bring energy and motivation to the team, and never give up.
When it comes to choosing what school I would like to go to, I am primarily looking at Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma, but I am very open to other locations. I am open minded about colleges and hope to just find a college that fits me best. I have a 3.8 GPA and a 24 on my most recent ACT exam. I am not overly concerned with the size or location of the college that I attend; if I can receive a quality education and play basketball I will be satisfied. My top two choices for a major as of right now are either Education or Nursing. However, my major may change over the course of the rest of my high school career.
My realistic athletic goals are to continue playing the sport I love at a highly competitive level. Another goal of mine is to continue to make an impact on a team and to be an example to those after me. Knowing at the end of the day that I made a difference on a college level basketball team while obtaining my college degree would give me great satisfaction.