|Club||Lee VanHorn||Rise As One||Sparta||NJ|
|High School||Peter Crandall|
|Primary Position||Power Forward|
|Hand||Vertical jump||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)|
I want to play basketball especially in college, because I have always wanted more in life as I want to push myself to higher limits than I may not even know yet. That's the fun thing behind all of this, you never know what life will provide you with, and I am excited to see what college basketball provides for me. Regardless of the fact that I would love to play in college for basketball, if college basketball were the only good that came out of college, I would have wasted my time. I most especially want to go to college to learn more about both basketball and education under the authority of some of the best instructors in the world. I want to play basketball in college to continue my basketball career and become better everyday in which I can be successful.
When I am off the court, I try to bring a positive and optimistic attitude to everything. I try to always set a good example for myself as an individual, and as a player with determination to go further in life, also to reach harder and higher limits in both my education and basketball. The example I present in both basketball and in education in itself is a diverse skill et in which my different approach to things is set as a standard, and from the experience I have in situations comes out to be represented as a leader.
I always put 100% effort on and off the court, by making sure my work is perfect. I do not accept bad work habits and poor results, and in my school and basketball career, I take pride in my work and make sure to make a statement of myself. As being more mature for my age, I have been able to take bigger challenges in life. I make sure I always use the same mentality on and off of the court; to do anything no matter who "is in your way." I take all of my school work very seriously, and make sure I always make my mark on the court by being committed and determined in everything around the game of basketball. I balance my time diligently as a student-athlete and having more advanced classes, I under go long nights of homework and more things to get done in the limited time in a day. Through the determination shown through basketball and my education, I always get my work done by any means necessary.
In the summer, I like to help in camps provided to the kids in the programs that I play for, and I like to spread my knowledge of my game throughout the kids at the camp. I also like to teach my little cousin, about what to do, and what not to do in the situations of the game, and in life. My sister works for a school (Occupational Therapy), in which she works with children under constant care since they have major disabilities, I have and am looking to help out with physical activities that their class of students undergo in everyday life (in school they do "gym," related activities). I think of basketball of simply a diverse game in which many personalities can be represented, and the love of the game can be brought into others' lives that want to learn about the game. I would like to continue to give my knowledge of the game that I have learned over the years and provide it to others that want to learn about it, or even just enjoy it. This past summer of 2018, I had been a camp counselor in my current residence; Oakland, NJ, and worked the Safety Town camp for 35 hours to teach young children about safety.