I grew up watching my brothers play basketball with their friends and I looked up to my brothers so I wanted to be like them. I learned by observing every street ball tournament they played in. After that I always went outside and played basketball to cure any mood i was in no matter if it was good or bad.When I turned 12, I played for my first team. It was a local sports organization in my city called Rtjaa and I wouldn’t have known about it if I wasn’t eavesdropping on my classmates conversation. I went home and told my dad the time and location and he got right on it. He pulled out his wallet and was ready to get my on that team. My first team was called the Rockers and I remember being very nervous for my first game. I only scored 4 points but it was my first game so I was proud of myself. I played in Rtjaa for 3 years and played on two teams for those 3 years. Rockers- 6th & 7th grade and Stars-8th grade. All of the 3 years I played, my team made it pass the playoffs into the championship but only won one of them.
In my 9th grade year I was very eager to play for my high school team for the first time even though I was very nervous. I didn’t get my physical in time so I wasn’t able to play my 9th grade year which only made me work hard for that whole year. I came back and tried out in the 10th grade. I was fearful of not making the team. On the final decision he told me I was on varsity and that taught me to never give up even if you feel like it’s not going well. I played for that team up until now and I progressed so much from starting a couple of games to starting every game. I improved on my passing because they are very quick. I’ve been lifting and working on my vertical to be more consistent with rebounds. I can become very creative when it comes to attacking the basket and creating space for a shot. I work very well with any player and can make a good teammate. I’m willing to work hard to become the player that any team needs.