Monday, November 9, 2015

Diary Of A Baller: Jalen Cone (Kernersville, NC) Entry #2

High Point Christian Academy 

This week I am going to talk about my goals. My first goal is to gain exposure to major Division I colleges before my 8th grade year ends. To achieve this goal I have to keep on working hard every day. I have to get stronger and make sure that my handle is on a rope. To make this happen I have to stay focused and limit all distractions in my life. My trainer told me to make sure that I am eating right and getting enough sleep each night as well. I have to do all three things to grow athletically, mentally and physically. 

My second goal is to prove that I am the best point guard in the Class of 2020. Every year I am moving up in the rankings and currently I am ranked 14th in the country according to Basketball Spotlight – All glory goes to God! 

My third goal is to win a National Championship this year with my school, High Point Christian Academy. We have the talent to win, we are getting a lot of attention this year. We are already one of the top teams in the country, we just have to keep working hard, keep our focus and take it one game at a time. This past week we had a photo shoot with Max Preps. It was a great opportunity. I am so blessed to be able to be a part of this team and to see what the top players in the class of 2016 and 2017 get every day – like all of the attention and everything! Seeing all of this makes me work harder because that is what I want when I get to my high school career. 

I know that there are a number of people who wish they were in my position, especially as an 8th grader. I realize that I am blessed and I am humbled by this opportunity! 

Talk to you next week Basketball Spotlight Family…