Basketball provides new opportunities

Sydney Miller, Academics Editor

Over the summer of 2020, I wanted to learn how to play basketball.

Sydney Miller

My younger sister had games at the Simmons Center in January that I would come watch, and it seemed like a fun thing to do. I started playing in my driveway for fun, and then I signed up for school basketball.

Last week, I played four games: three of them being tournament games and one being a regular game. These were the first games I’ve ever played, and I will admit I was terrified, but I had a lot of fun.

I was super nervous and still am, during practices and especially for games, but all of the girls on my team are so encouraging and never make me feel bad about messing up.

The girls are always making me feel welcome even though I don’t have the same skill set as them, and they overall make practice more fun.