From an early age my life has revolved around basketball. My days were consistently filled with running back and forth between school and sports commitments that made some days feel longer than I thought possible. However, over the course of my athletic career one thing has remained; my respect for the game. From church leagues up through college basketball I have always respected the incredible impact the sport of basketball has had on not just me but many of the people I care greatly for. It was not until high school, when I was put in a position to pass along my knowledge of the game to others that I truly began to see the huge dividends basketball could offer. Now years later, with countless more hours spent in the gym, working on my game as well as others, I am yet again in a position to learn more about myself and the game I respect so much.
Being selected as a Victory Scholar is an incredible opportunity to share my experiences and love for sport with others. On top of being able to continue my own personal career, both academically and athletically, the Victory Scholarship program will equip me with the tools and opportunity to inspire kids who now stand where I once was. Though the children that we will be working with may have grown up a world away from where I had, basketball knows no boundaries. Along with the help of the other Victory Scholars and myself these young minds will hopefully be able to develop the same love and respect that I have for the game of basketball and all of the wonderful benefits that come along with it. I could not be more excited to dive back into the world of basketball and see what this great game can teach me next.