Monday, January 11, 2016

Diary Of A Baller: Jalen Cone (Kernersville, NC) Entry #11

Jalen Cone and Teammates

Two more weeks Basketball Spotlight Family, 

I have to make these last two weeks worthwhile! This past week has been different, I had to get used to being back in school after our two week holiday break. The main issue was getting my sleeping schedule back in sync. Of course we played basketball over our entire break so I did not miss a step when we played on this past Tuesday. We played a team out of Australia and we won. It was cool interacting with the team and learning about their culture. This time of year is actually their summer break. They take this time to travel across the United States and play other high school teams. Before the game started, we exchanged gifts with their team. They gave us a shirt from Australia and we gave each of them a HPCA blanket. 

The rest of my week was filled with exciting events as well. On Thursday, we had a special Chapel service. Children from other countries came and danced, sang and presented their cultures to us via video. It made me realize how privileged I am and not to take anything in my life for granted. Some countries represented were the Philippines and Africa. 

In closing, we took a tough one point loss to Greensboro Day School. We played a tough game and fought hard. But as a team, we were not flowing together. We have to bounce back, renew our team chemistry and grind harder than ever!!! 

Thought of the Week: "For with God nothing shall be impossible." -Luke 1:37 ~ Let God speak to some of your impossible situations this week. Trust Him to do what only He can do!