I started playing basketball when I was 4 years old and have loved it ever since. I began playing AAU when I was in 6th grade and that was when I started playing harder and better. Before I started playing for Lady Lightning, I did not take basketball as serious as I do now. Now I try to play as much as I can whether that is just shooting around or training. As a freshman starting on Varsity I have never let my age be an excuse for mistakes. On the court, I try to play harder and more competitive than everyone else. I would love the opportunity to play in college because I work hard and love to play this game. I always play my hardest in every game and practice because I want to play basketball for a long time and learn from some of the best coaches. I believe that as a leader it is important to not define my roll on the team by a position. Having the ability to assume many rolls and positions gives my team a better opportunity to be successful and helps me to improve as a player. If I am not the scorer in a game then I will be the assist leader, or the player getting the blocks and tips and working to box out the player closest to me for a rebound. Playing college basketball is a great way for me to grow for my future in my professional life. Just as I work hard in basketball I do for my grades as well. I will always be a part of a team and I believe that through practice and by being the best student I can be is the best example I can set for others to follow.