Basketball and My Life Essay

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Basketball and my life

I have throughout my whole life been playing sports. I still play basketball competitively and now it’s at the university level. Basketball though was not my first love when it came to playing sports. It has though become my true focus since junior high school. Coming from Canada everybody plays hockey. Its almost as if as soon as you learn to walk you learn how to skate. Whether it is at the recreation centre or at the shinny rink around the corner everyone plays. Eventually I abandoned hockey to play basketball which I have done so for the last twelve years of my life and hopefully a few more years into the future.

It happened watching it on television seeing all the great players such as Michael
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I was the starting centre for the Alberta 15 and under provincial team. Once this happened I started to receive better coaching to help hone my skills. The most important thing that happened was my passion for the game flourished. By my junior year I had became a first team all star at nationals for basketball and helped lead my team to second in the country. At this time it began to look like that I would just have a good high school career but also a chance to try and prove myself in university.

My senior year proved to be my toughest year as I tried to decide where I wanted to continue with my dream of playing the sport I love. All of a sudden I had schools from western Canada all to the way to the Atlantic trying to get me to play at their school. During this year I received my greatest achievement yet when I was named a starter for the first ever adidas all Canadian all-star game. When I was younger I realized that the NBA was almost too high a bar to reach I decided that the NCAA would be a great achievement. Eventually that opportunity presented itself to me in the form of two schools. NAU and Montana St. expressed interest and I struggled to decide where I wanted to spend the next four or possibly five years of my life. All of the people that I had met while visiting each school were just so nice. I didn’t want to disappoint any of them. When I got a chance to play here at NAU on full scholarship I decided that this was the perfect

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