Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Diary Of A Baller: Jalen "Young One" Henriquez (New Jersey) Entry #6

Hello Basketball World,

I want to start by apologizing for the late entry; I had a late night on Sunday, with tons of schoolwork. This week was short; it was only 3 and a half days long due to events at my school. Monday and Tuesday I studied while working out a little bit. Wednesday I came home at 3 to study for an up coming exam for High School. Thursday we had a half-day, in a way I did not, I stood until 3 working with my tutor for an exam I would have to take the next morning. I also had parent teacher conference that went well, I have mainly all B’s, and my dad ended up wanting more. I unfortunately missed my weekly league games for the conference. Friday was our day off; although it was scheduled as a day off it didn’t feel like one. I still had to get up very early to take the Co-Op Exam; this test gets you in to all the Catholic High Schools. I was confident on this test and it felt good. When I got home later that day I worked out while getting rest after a busy morning.

Saturday, I woke up early to take my younger brother Xavier, to try out for the New York Gauchos 8u team. It is always fun to watch my brother play because some say he is a reflection of me on the court. I enjoy watching these kids play cause it’s crazy some of the stuff they can do at such an early age. Saturday night I went to a party with one of my friends JJ Wilson, I had good time-sharing many laughs. The theme of this party was actually the Gauchos, being that the kid who held the party plays for them. Sunday I woke up early once again to take my brother to day 2 of his tryouts. At the end of the day it was worth it, because my brother made the team. Congrats to him on making the Gauchos. I then went home to finish homework and rest for the night. Today was Monday, and it was the first round of our playoffs in the High School fall league. I liked the Monday game being that I had missed Thursday. We played against Pascack Hills, the school that my AAU teammate Jared Shill attends. This was a good game from the start we got off to a good run early, but so did they, at half time it was tied. We only had five guys so we were a bit fatigued. We came out strong from the gate in the second slowly pushing up our lead to come out with the 9-point victory. I finished with 15 points knocking down some 3’s. This was a good victory for us, Thursday were back at it again!

Young One Out…