I wore my favorite Rajon Rondo shirt, my velcro shoes, and an unwavering smile. That was the night I realized basketball was my passion. But, many season have come and gone and my years of playing draw fewer and fewer. Looking back, I think of all the things I could’ve done differently to just earn a few more years to play. If I just practiced harder that day or played better that tryout or that game.
In my final soccer season in a Edgewood jersey, I was able to achieve many personal goals and team goals. One of my personal goals was to finish first in the league in stats and I was able to do it with sixteen goals and thirteen assists. As a team, we were able to do something that had never been done in school history and that was winning our first tournament game. We went on to the second round to play a very good team, and we actually ended up scoring the first goal and holding them from scoring until the second half. Unfortunately, we lost but it was a great experience.
Moreover, I ran up and down every court after every loose ball just to never let it go. I could not believe that I had forgotten the pleasure that I had with this ball.” Without you, I can’t survive,“ I said calmly while I fall asleep with embraced the ball with both hands. Since then, I had determined my dream that no matter what, I will be in the NBA player and proved Mr. Jonathan that I can be better, more athletic, and eligible to be a part of the greatest basketball league. Next day, I pulled up at the Smith Park with my ball and the same NBA jersey. I met a 6’11 person.
Brick walls will appear in any point of one’s life to everyone. It might seem hard to open a hole and go through or jump over it, but there is always a way to do it. I’m not one of the good guys at basketball, but my passion for it never stopped me. My parents never supported me on this, but I always played and got into the team. I was in the bench for almost a year, just getting water for the other players.
My Story Hearing my future coach blowing his whistle and yelling for us to bring it in for our first varsity practice, I could feel my heart begin to race. Going to a school and joining the varsity team as a freshman with 7 D1 athletes on it and one of the best coaches in the country, one could say I was a tad bit nervous. Looking around in the huddle of teammates and coaches, I knew I had picked the right high school because the group of people surrounding me was going to make me a better basketball player. Having both perspectives of my coach giving me critical feedback of my play and my teammates encouraging me to never give up and keep working hard, I learned that it would be challenging, but if I kept my heart to it, I could reach some
“Naismith tossed the ball, and the game of ‘basket ball’ was born.” Basketball caught on quick and many people mailed Naismith asking for the rules so they could play it themselves. Naismith achieved his goal of entertaining the young men and created a soon-to-be worldwide sport (Where Basketball was Invented:The History of Basketball). The rules of basketball have changed dramatically, but the first 13 rules are mostly still in place. Rule #1 and 2: The ball may be thrown or batted in any direction with one or both hands. Rule #3: A player cannot run with the ball.
Ever since I was a child I have loved a good challenge; I craved everything from riddles to difficult math problems. Sports, however, were the clear exception. I never could seem to do well. In third grade I had started my basketball career by scoring on my own team's basket, by seventh grade I had progressed to avoiding the ball at all costs. When I got to high school I thought I would finally be done with
Unfortunately, failure came before success. This experience has aided me in all other aspects of my life, because it serves as an encouragement whenever something does not go as planned. Having been apart of different cheer teams for about 5 year. Some of my accomplishments would include first place at nationals, first place winner at state, and first overall best at UCA camp. I was even able to make the SACS Varsity cheer team, which is an unforgettable experience knowing that they are one of the best in town.
Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team. I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality. Up until now, I have always taken volleyball for granted.
Growing up there wasn’t a really anything to make me feel like me until the first day I picked up a basketball and actually knew what I was doing with it. Basketball has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I still hear the sound of shoes squeaking and the sound the ball makes going through the hoop after a perfect shot. The love that I have for the game has always been there but that day something changed for the better and I am grateful for that. When I look back and the special moments that have shaped my life this is the first one that always come first especially when I walk in to Apple Valley Middle School gym.
In Derrick Rose rookie season 2008-09 he won the rookie of the year award and went to the playoffs ( Rose).In 2009-10 he was playing in his first All - Star game Rose had 8 points 4 assists and 3 steals ( Rose Fansite). Derrick Rose was on the front cover of the 2010 KICKS magazine ( Rose Jockbio). Derrick Rose was in the top 10 in many categories ( Rose Jockbio). The bulls went into the playoffs as the East’s top seed with a 62- 20 record ( Rose Jockbio ). Rose was in the MVP voting 2010-11 with 25 points per game making him the youngest player at 22 to receive the honor ( Rose ).
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
Joseph high school refused to release his transcript, until the 1500 dollars is paid off”. When his family finally paid off the 1500 dollars, “he finally attended to a public school called Marshall near his home” (Steve James). At that time, he was suffering with such financial crisis and emotional shocks, but he complained about his lift. Instead, the movie showed that he quickly adapted Marshall high school’s new culture, tradition, and the students’ behaviors. Most importantly, he never gave up on his dream playing professional basketball.
After junior varsity competition was over, varsity was right around the corner and my tremendous job on JV had guaranteed my spot on one of the varsity teams. I was put on armed platoon which consisted of 13 cadets including the commander. There was a few upperclassman who thought I would cause them to lose, but I would practice to make sure I would be perfect. After three weeks of practice my very first Varsity competition had started and was hosted at the University of Tampa, competing with about 32 other schools in Florida. Stakes were very high that day for our school as we had always been the ones who would come out on top.
I am extremely honored to be eligible for this opportunity to apply for the National Honor Society. Becoming a member of the National Honor Society has been a goal I set for myself since I was a student in middle school. I have been greatly looking forward to this moment for a very long time. Overall, I have worked incredibly hard these last two years to display a positive character and obtain qualities such as leadership, responsibility, and scholarship. I strongly believe I will be a productive and reliable member of the National Honor Society at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School.