September 22nd, 2014 | Uncategorized
I just got back home from an intense practice with the Galway Titans, my National League team. I’m getting incredibly excited because we have our first game this coming Saturday. After all our hard work in practice we finally get to put it all together as a team! We have been training about 3 days a week for the past month, and I’m getting more and more eager to strap up my “boots” and hear the buzzer go off for the start of my season as a Titan. Ahhh… I can’t wait!!! I’m excited to see what playing basketball overseas is like because it will provide me with a very unique and diverse understanding of how the game of basketball is played in another country. Speaking of diverse, my team is made of players from literally all over the world! There are players from Lithuania, Croatia, and Spain, just to name a few. There are many different languages, cultures, and ethnicities within the team itself, which has made my experience even more unique. Although there are some language barriers, as soon as we start playing, those barriers seem to just disappear. The best part about it all, is that we all come together to do one thing…play the game of basketball that we all love. The Titans team might be one big melting pot full of different cultures and ethnicities, but basketball is the one thing that binds us together. It’s what keeps us as one. Our shared love for the sport is what bonds us; it allows us to overcome what would otherwise be seemingly impassable barriers. I know it will help us in achieving one goal this year…winning the National Cup! I was fortunate enough to win a championship in college; hopefully we can accomplish this goal this year!