Monday, September 30, 2013

Diary Of A Baller: Myles Dread (Burtonsville, MD) Entry #4

Myles and Mom

I went to St. John’s high school this weekend. They have amazing facilities and new equipment all around the school. I played in pickup games with the team. Their team came second in the WCAC, the best high school basketball conference in the country, last year. I played hard and competed pretty well. After we ran a couple of games, one of the coaches took us on a tour of the school. It was a fun tour. One of the things I enjoyed about the tour was that the school gave all of the students I-Pads. 

Every I-Pad was connected to the school’s wifi so they can use them for textbooks, papers, and homework. Then after the tour we went to their homecoming football game. They have a good football team this year. The game was exciting in the first half, but I had to leave early. When I left St. John’s was losing 14-6. I am happy that I’m playing with Team Takeover now. This year we get travel across the country playing in different Nike events. Our first tournament is next weekend in New Jersey. I’m looking forward to playing against kids like Luther Muhammad, Atiba Taylor, and Nazi Reid. These are some of the best kids in the country and I like playing against them. We have had some battles between us in the past couple of years. I look forward to many more in the future. This week in practice Coach Keith was getting us ready for the tournament. We spent time learning a new offense. He really stresses the importance of defense. He challenges us to become better defensive players every day. Also he just wants us to play hard! This week I have been working on my wind and my form on my jumper. 

My mom was gone all week so that means I have to do more around the house. So on Sunday I was happy to see her again. When she got home we made a special dinner for her. We made crab legs and shrimp for dinner. I ate mostly crab legs because those are my favorites! After dinner we sat around the house and watched football. Next week I will share stories from our first tournament of the year.