The reason I decided to come to the United States was for a better future for me and my family. I remember that since I was 15 years old, I wanted to come to study in the United States and develop more in my basketball career. After finishing 11th grade, I received news that I did not expect and I came to study in the United States. From that moment on, my life took an unexpected change. I received a scholarship from Redemption Christian Academy in New York. When I graduated from RedemptionI felt that I was not yet ready to go to college and I wanted to do postgraduate year.I did not want to return to my country without going to a university here. My coach helped me find I scholarship at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine. It has been a great opportunity for me because Hyde has helped me a lot to improve my English and be more prepared to go to college.