As of now, my successful 2016 AAU season has been the highlight of my basketball career. The success of my team was only a small reason for why this past season was so memorable. For the first time ever, I was on a team where everyone was a great basketball player. The level of play never dropped when our bench players entered the game. Because of the level of talent, I learned about the importance of competitiveness during practice - Game time was never given without it being earned. Having trust in my teammates was also something I learned to value. I knew that everyone was capable of doing their own job. Trusting my teammates allowed me to make the extra pass and know that they would have my back on defense.
As a player, I feel I bring a lot to the court. I've been told I have excellent court I.Q. I tend to anticipate positioning and plays, stay calm under pressure, and support my teammates with strong passes and efficient defense. I'm also a natural leader and work hard to keep my team motivated and focused during games.
I recently achieved my goal of making my school's Varsity team and starting as a freshman. I look forward to a strong high school career.