Monday, November 12, 2012

Diary Of A Baller: Lucas Hudson (Center Valley, PA) Entry #7

Hello Basketball World! How is everyone doing? High School basketball season is starting soon! And Team Final AAU season is right around the corner! Can’t wait! 

 Last Sunday night my Team Final Yellow played against Team Final Blue for the semi-finals at Competitive Edge. We lost by a few points, but it was a great game and both teams played to win and played their best. On Monday I had to finish two book reports that were due on Wednesday. Monday night I got up an hour’s worth of shots at a local high school gym with my dad. We did a lot of conditioning too. On Tuesday morning I worked out with Obe before school. My mom always buys me a Wegman’s bacon with egg sandwich afterwards. They are the best! Thanks mom for taking me to Obe’s so early in the morning before school! 

I was off from school on Thursday and Friday because our teachers were attending a Teacher’s convention. Thursday night I played at the Coaches vs. Cancer all-star game at Plymouth Whitemarsh H.S. Thank you, Mr. Frank Murphy, for a great night of basketball for a good cause. I won the Sportsmanship Award for the game I played. The competition was great and everyone had a fun time. It was a great way to raise funds for cancer research. 

On Friday morning I worked out with Obe. The entire hour we worked on strengthening our core. It was very hard, but I enjoyed it. Friday night I had a long work-out with Coach Derrick Mims. We worked on minimizing your dribble on the fast break. He told us that everywhere we go, whether it’s a game or practice, we should always compete and compete hard. 

On Saturday my friend Talek Williams and I were invited by one of my favorite coaches, Coach Dre, to join members of Team Reading at the Jr. Funsport League in Brooklyn, NY. We beat the New York Dragons by over 20 points. I had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. My friend, Talek, was named Player of the Game for Team Reading. The next game was harder because we played against New Rens/Riverside. We beat them by 10 points. After that game I was named Player of the Game for Team Reading. So we both came back to Allentown feeling good! 

We should always remember that basketball and other things that we do are great, but we should always put GOD first in our lives! See you guys next week!