I have been playing basketball since I was in 5th grade. When I went to middle school, I was selected by the district basketball team. I intended to attend every practice because I really did enjoy playing basketball. When I entered 8th grade, there was a tournament amongst all the 8 districts in ShenZhen, the city in which I lived. I considered the tournament as a precious opportunity for me to prove my efforts.
When I started seventh grade I had the chance to play on a different club team, Thunder. In seventh grade I began school basketball, I was very uneasy. Tryouts were not my favorite thing. It turns out I was actually really good, I made it on the A team, and we had a great season. During the summer of eighth grade I went to a basketball camp at Wartburg College, Snow Valley.
It was like we were living in one of our best dreams. The parents were like 50,000 fans at the NBA game 7 of the finals in Cleveland vs. Golden State. The other team was upset they lost are we congratulated them and shook hands and told them good jobs which really it was a really intense game the whole way though. We had won the game and made an amazing comeback probably the best comeback in 7th grade is basketball history if you ask me. The ride home from the game that night was special I ask myself if I thought I could pursue my dream of basketball is yes I thought so.
We won some games, and we lost games, but we did it together. In the beginning of the season, rumors of doubt spread about our team being too short, or not good enough. A Lewistown High School team had not won a Regional Championship since the year 2002, but against all doubts, I knew my team could win. Not only had I seen their mistakes, along with my own, throughout this season, but I also watched them grow as athletes and individuals. The first round of regionals approached and we were given the name of the team we would play for the first game.
Make them think, hey, with just a little coaching from me; this kid could be a raving sensation when he gets to college. They will be drooling over you. Believe me, if you do Kick Butt At Basketball Camp, the coaches will keep you in mind for their teams. So, it is very important for anyone who wants a college basketball scholarship to attend as many of the camps as possible. Just one super day or hour or even just one great play that is seen by just one coach or even a friend of a coach could lead to a full-ride college scholarship.
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.
For one week I could not attend and on my return improved. In all honesty I watched basketball games that week and became more aware of how to efficiently use the techniques. In the end, body thinking is a natural tool I use in my life. Reference Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein (2001). Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Tools of the World’s Most Creative People.
But he wasn 't he was just trying to make me better. Which he did. And to this day I appreciate him because without those endless night going to the YMCA working out I do would not be as good as I am today. Basketball really shaped my life. It makes up who I am today.