|Club||Kahrin Spear||The National Basketball Academy||Cleveland||OH|
|High School||Ship Collins|
|Primary Position||Power Forward|
|Secondary Positions||SF, SG|
Varsity Letter all 4 years, Varsity Starter all 4 Years, Varsity Captain Junior Year and Senior Year, Honorable Mention CVC, Coaches Award for my Leadership and Competitiveness, Attended Positive Coaching Alliance Leadership Seminar Sophomore and Junior year.
Every time I step out onto the court I strive to become a better player as well as a better teammate. What sets me apart from other players is I am coachable, mentally and physically tough, and I have a strong desire to become a better basketball player. I am very confident in who I am as both a student and an athlete, and I have high aspirations for both my academic and athletic career. If given the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level, I would give it my all and do whatever is necessary to succeed.
I want to be recruited to play sports in college because I have an immense passion for the game of basketball that I do not want to end after high school. I am committed to this sport and I want to do everything I possibly can to do my best and succeed. Basketball, to me, is so much more than just a game, it is an outlet and a place of peace where I can play my heart out.
One example of how I have demonstrated leadership on the court is dealing with players attitudes and negativity during games or practices. I will pull players aside and talk to them so they do not negatively affect the team. and so I can help them figure out how to get a better attitude and perspective on the game/practice. One example of how I demonstrated being a leader off the court is when I am babysitting. I babysit quite often and the children I babysit look up to me and follow what I do. I have to set a good example to them and to do this I have to show them what is right/wrong and hold them accountable for their actions, which is everything a leader must encompass on and off the court.
I am able to pursue a healthy athletic performance as a student athlete by working out on a regular basis, eating healthy, and making sure I stay hydrated.
Every summer I participate in Bold Earth, a teen adventure program. These trips range from 2-3 in another state or country where teenagers are able to volunteer, experience different cultures and adventure which other teenagers from around the world. Going in to my freshman year of high school I went to the Grand Canyon and Red Rocks of Utah. During this trip we went on 10 mile hikes through the night, went cliff jumping off waterfalls, picked up trash throughout the grand canyon, camped and made our own food for 15 days. When I was going into my Sophomore year of high school I went to Hawaii. Here we went snorkeling, 20 mile hikes up a mountain, exploring the volcanos, doing community service in local forests and farms, picking up trash along the ocean to preserve the natural beauty, camping and cooking our own food for 21 days. The next year going into my Junior year I went to Fiji. Here I lived with a host family for 7 days in a remote village, helped my host family cook and clean and everything else they do on a normal day, the other 8 days I visited may schools and helped teach children, went scuba diving, hiked to luscious waterfalls, and experienced a whole new culture and perspective on life. Going into my Senior year of high school I went to Africa. Here I helped build playgrounds for local villages, went white water rafting, experienced numerous safaris with wildlife, went swimming with wild dolphins, snorkeling, helping elders n the community with their jobs, and seeing another new cultures and realizing how little some people have yet how happy they can still be. I also have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald house with the charity "A Special Wish", collected sports equipment to send to children in west Africa, and visited children at the hospital who are dealing with life threatening illnesses.
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