Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Diary Of A Baller: Otis "The General" Livingston (NJ Got Game) Entry #4

What's up hoopheads?,

This week was a good week. I had workouts and a Zoo Crew game. It was also a good week of school. I didn't have too much work, but enough to keep me busy outside of basketball.

On Tuesday and Thursday I worked out with Coach Vinnie. My man Tyus Battle was there on Tuesday. We worked on shooting, dribbling, and footwork. It was a tough workout because me and Tyus push each other to go even harder. At the end of practice Coach Vinnie talked to us about always working hard and never taking a play off, even in practice.

On Sunday we played F.A.C.E.S 13u. My good friend Azzur Taylor is on the team so it was a lot of fun to play against him in a real game. We usually just play against each other on the playground. It was tight throughout the entire game, but we won at the end. We had to really buckle down on defense to win the game. Our offense wasn't really flowing like it should be, so we turned to our defense to make stops and plays. My Dad tells me that all teams have bad scoring games, but they can always work hard on defense no matter what, and that's what we did. It was a good game to learn from and we know what we need to continue to work on to get better.

As far as school goes I got a 90% on my quiz. That's an A-, but I am always trying to get 100% so I will try even harder. In Spanish I do have a 100% so far. Bueno! I'm proud of that and will try and keep it there. I took a Social Studies test on Friday and feel like I did well. I'll let you know next week when I check back in.

Signing off,
Otis "The General" Livingston Jr.

One more thing, congratulations to my sister Alex for winning her first college tennis tournament!