Will Davis: A Love For Kentucky Basketball
Not many people work as hard as Will does, his work ethic is practically unmatched. Even as a kid playing little league basketball, he practiced every practice like it was his last and played every game like it was his last game. Day in and day …show more content…
All the other kids in his grade had already hit their growth spurts and were taller and stronger than Will. But Will refused to let this bring him down. He knew if he didn’t have the height or strength, he would have to work and train that much harder to make up for it. He worked much harder than any of his teammates. His teammates didn’t really take basketball seriously, but Will would do anything in order to win. He hated losing more than he loved winning. After every practice Will would stay after and work on his game. By his eighth grade year, he was starting at shooting guard for his team. Will wasn’t the best player on his team, but he was the leader. He was mentally mature for his age, he had a knowledge of the game unlike any other kid. He was always there supporting, lifting up, or leading his team when they needed it most.
Will was very nervous, yet excited for high school (excited for basketball). Will’s goal was to make the team and start for his freshman team. The team tryouts were scheduled for September 25th. Will knew in order for him to make the team and ultimately have a starting spot, he would have to earn it and work for it. As the date rolled around, Will was confident his hard work would pay off. Sure enough, it did, he got a spot on the team and also got a starting spot in the shooting guard position. Will maintained his spot throughout the season, by averaging 12 points a