Basketball Personal Statement

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My whole life I grew up playing AAU(Amateur Athletic Union) basketball for a non-profit amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. Ever since I watched my sister run up and down the court and put the ball in the hoop every Saturday and show her passion of loving the game, I knew that basketball was for me. I started playing on an actual team when I was in kindergarten. I played for the YMCA team, in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. I remember when I was in 2nd grade playing in my first game with new girls and boys I’d never played with before. As I ran down the court with my shirt 3 sizes larger than it should be, hanging to my knees, I scored the first basketball and the parents all cheered with excitement. I could hear my mom with an emphatic tone screaming my name. Later on throughout the game I didn’t …show more content…
I worked hard when I was younger, but it wasn’t always the right way. I would work as hard as I could whenever I was in the gym. Later, As I grew and understood the results of working hard for what you do, it will repay you later in life. With that being said, if I work hard now at basketball, I can soon be repaid later in life by getting a scholarship, and not having to pay for anything during my 4 years at college. I was always taught by my parents that hard work pays off. For an example: my sister worked hard on her basketball skills and worked on them everyday. She ended up getting a full-ride scholarship to Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She aforementioned, “never give up on your dream.”My sister is my inspiration,idol,icon; she pushes me to be a prosperous young lady. Being a strong basketball player like my sister, she always motivated me to be a superior athlete. The key to self: worked as hard as you can each day your

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