Not making it to state my sophomore year was definitely the year I grew the most because our team was the best in the state and ended up losing to a team we were better than, and that is where it clicked for me. I first took an interest in the sport when I was in fifth grade and I played on a traveling team with two of my friends. The one thing that has influenced me to work harder than anybody else is my father because he has provided the best for me and has set me up with so many life changing opportunities. I have always dreamed of playing at the college level, and feel I have the skills to do so, and I improve my skills everyday by working out, and watch films to improve my basketball IQ. On the academic side of things; I haven't decided what major I want to study, but I know that whatever major I study I will work hard to get.
Character is one characteristic I have possessed over the three years I have played in highschool sports, and that carried over into dedication, which made me want to win more, and coming from a small school, I knew I had to step it up if I wanted to play at the next level, but this last football season really took a turn for me, and changed me a lot. I had an injury this year for football, and was told that I had arthritis in my back, and I was in a rut for a while. I couldn't workout, I couldn't run, I had nothing, but with the help of coaches, friends, and loved ones, I realized the person I wanted to be. I wanted to be that athlete every coach could rely on, and would play with good sportsmanship, and go one hundred percent all the time, and I put in the time and commitment to turn myself into that person.