I am determined to become the best student-athlete by growing personally and athletically everyday. I view basketball primarily as a science, but it is also an art. I'm always trying to improve on and off the court. When I'm playing basketball I feel like myself. I feel as if nothing can stop me, I can do anything. Basketball has a very big impact on me. It helps me understand what people go through in their personal life and how to respond to it. It helps me empty my thoughts and worry about one thing, winning. When I'm on the court I have a lot of energy. I like hyping my teammates up when they do something right. I love being that player that pushes you to do better. Basketball also helps me off the court, it helps me connect with my teammates. Basketball also helps me in school. It increases my determination to get the best grade, and to work harder than others. Basketball has helped me mentally; it's shown me patience and keeping my cool. I am determined to play at a high level, to show people that I am the prodigy.