Not to Brag
“There is no I in team” said starting shooting guard Martez Jones, “but I’m often regarded as one of the star players by my wonderful team mates.” Jones, who is only a sophomore at Lahser, has already earned his bragging rights.
He is regarded as one of the star players of Lasher High School’s basketball team. Scoring fifteen points a game on average, Jones’ true love for the game of basketball and commitment to the sport has gotten him to where he is today. He has been playing basketball for over twelve years and plans to attend Michigan State University to be on their excellent team. Jones plans on carrying his basketball career beyond high school and hopes to reach the professional level at some point in the future.
One of his main goals this year is to make his average even better than it was last year. His freshman year on Junior Varsity, he maintained an impressive average of 15 points a game, and only plans on going up from there. One of his main goals for this season is improve even more. Since he is only a sophomore, already regarded as one of Lahser Varsity’s best players, his goals are far from unachievable.
Martez believes that a lot of his success is reflective of his team mates. The more the team improves as a whole, the more he feels he improves individually. His role model, LeBron James influences Jones’ outstanding basketball skills. Jones hopes to one day achieve the success and respect that LeBron has earned in his basketball carreer. With such high expectations and aspirations for his game, his career in basketball will surely go far. Jones also hopes for a state title for both the team and his self. Although he the right to brag, he stays humble about his skills while maintaining his confidence in order to achieve his goals for now and for the future.