Monday, March 26, 2018

Diary Of A Baller: Jaquan Harris (North Brunswick, NJ) Entry #8

Jaquan Harris

What’s Up Basketball Spotlight World, It’s Jaquan Harris and I’m back with my Diary Of A Baller. Here’s how my week went. 

Monday: I took a day off from boxing and just went to the gym on the weekend we had our last session in Elevate Hoops Proving grounds so I had to be on my best. I worked out extra hours with my shot to make sure I would be the most confident I can be. When I’m confident is when it’s the hardest to stop me. Me still trying to prove myself is what keeps me going throughout the weeks of me training. 

Tuesday: After school I am starting to go to the weight room at my school The Patrick School. I think me doing this is going to improve my game tremendously. I won’t be able to play on a high level without being able to hold my ground. I try to do my own things at home to get stronger but it’s not always possible to do everything at home it’s good for me to do something else to help myself. 

Wednesday: I had practice for my AAU team since I’m playing high school for them this year I have to get to know my teammates. Most of them I’ve known since I was eight. So it’s fun to play with the same kids I grew up with. The practices are always competitive especially when we first see each other and find out who got better and who has been working. 

Thursday: In school I found out I had a quiz Friday that I had to do. With that being said I had to make sure I studied throughout the day. When I got home I studied as soon as I walked in the door. I worked out like I usually do at night time with my big brother since it was late we got home at almost 11:00 PM but you have to make sacrifices some times. 

Friday: I had practice with the 8th grade today before the tournament this weekend. We just went over all of our plays to refresh our minds. After I went to David & Busters with my friends Jalen and Jaiquil for Jaiquil's birthday. We’ve all been friends since 1st grade those are two of my friends that always got my back. I don’t try to be friends with a lot of people because I don’t need them. There’s a lot of people that try to be cool with me because of what I’m trying to do. 

Saturday: Our first game Is against Team Thrill. I had a different mindset going into the game I just wanted to win and get revenge. We lost last time but this time is going to be different. The game was close all game everyone was watching us because it was a close game. This would be a big win for us since they are #1 in the Country. The game was intense the whole game at the end of the game with 7 seconds left. We were down by 2, I drove to the rim and got fouled. But we weren’t in the bonus so no free throws. There’s was 4 seconds left. My teammate threw the ball into me at the 3 point line I shot it with a defender closing out but he didn’t close out fast enough and it was all net. I hit the game winner for our game that I knew we were going to win I refused to lose. 

Sunday: We had a good day yesterday but it’s whole new day today. People was still talking about our game from yesterday. We had another big game against New Heights. We played hard but we just got our rebounded they were way bigger than us so it was a big disadvantage. I had 23 points but I always care about the wins. 

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