Being a dream chaser stuck with me. Any and everyone who knew me knew my dream was to play professional basketball in the NBA or going overseas to a different country. That’s what I wanted to do. I wasn’t the best student coming out of high school but my basketball skills made up for that (or in my eye’s anyway). That being the way I thought became a big reality check very fast. Being that I wasn’t the best student placed a road block when I was offered a few Division 1 scholarships and was unable to accept them because of my grades. So I took the less attractive route, JUCO basketball which is community college level. For a while I was upset about my situation, but I knew that I put myself in that situation so I was the only person who could get me out be...
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... the next season. I learned so much from him which opened my eyes and let me know that I wanted to coach/recruit as my profession.
The following year I went back and played that season. It wasn’t’ long until another injury came about. So I let the dream of playing professionally go and I picked up a new love of coaching and recruiting. With that being said, I never forgot what my mother continued to tell me. Although I gave up on playing professional basketball I just shifted it to another love. I’m hungry and chasing the dream of being a collegiate coach/recruiter and if the opportunity comes for me to coach or recruit on the highest level (pro) I will take on that challenge.
So here I am today “dream chasing” to get this degree so I can continue my journey. Never sleep with your dreams. Go out and get them and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
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