We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
Moreover, basketball taught me that if I try my best, my efforts will pay off. I learned that this lesson does not only apply to basketball, but also to all areas of my life. If I could go back to the past, I would definitely make the same commitments to
After playing a tough semifinal they were able to qualify against an amazing team, who consisted of a player almost as talented as CJ and he came in 6’10”. The game had been fast paced. The crowd was in awe as they witnesses two of the best players in the state play an astounding game of basketball. They maintained a tied game until the last few minutes where the game would depend on whoever held position of the ball at the end, it was that close. Only eight seconds before the timer went out the opposing team managed to put in a three- point shot.
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began
I saw the size of the mountain before climbing. However, the idea of becoming part of the best players of my high school could not get out of my head. I remember looking through the window for the first time to the big picture of the basketball team held on the wall. I got motivated to pursue that dream beyond any limitation. However, I did not realize that committing to
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team.
This then can be interpreted as to demonstrating how reaching a goal or gaining recognition involves great amounts of hard work and strong perseverance. In addition, it argues that pain and suffering is part of the “formula” for success. Some literary devices present in the poem are alliteration, hyperboles, asyndeton, similes, and imagery. Firstly, alliteration can be found in passages such as “training tirelessly or “hundreds of hours”, also a hyperbole. Secondly, an example of an asyndeton is where I list the different times I practiced: “After-school, before practice, after practice, during the weekends”.
“Why can’t we get into our freaking offense!?” This is all I really remember from Coach McKendrick at halftime last year against Niles North in what was a tough night for our basketball team. Prior to this, we beat New Trier at home and then went on the road and beat the pre-season unanimous vote to win conference, Highland Park, in our first conference game. Before the New Trier game, our game plan was simple: we were smaller, but faster, so we were going to run the court and make this is a fast pace game. We executed our gameplan, and we won.
Winning the NCAA games and winning the tournaments have been a major part for plenty of colleges. From colleges like Duke to Florida State, there are hundreds of NCAA basketball teams out there with players that have certain talents and skills in an assortment of areas. But are skills and talents in basketball what really matters to the colleges and to the community of the NCAA? There were numerous moments when it really mattered, but not all moments mattered. Making it into the NCAA college basketball teams is a difficult commission and many high school basketball athletes have tried to accomplish that task.
The importance and purpose of this assignment is to observe and analyze the behaviors of athletes and teams in their natural sport setting. Methods: I observed the UC Davis Men’s Basketball game on the evening of 01/14/2016 against California State University, Northridge. The setting was very loud and you could feel the atmosphere was filled with school spirit. Results: 1.