I'm a local boy, and growing up, I never really thought about playing basketball here at the Air Force Academy.
Being an athlete at the Academy is difficult because we have to manage both being on a sports team, and our academics, and that military aspect of being at the academy.
So, my typical day as an athlete is, I wake up early, after breakfast I go to class. Normally for an intercollegiate athlete, it's four classes before lunch. So, I'm taking an investments management class, I'm taking strategic capstone, I take international management, and then I'm also in a geopolitical class.
After lunch, we go to practice, and then after practice, we study.
You have to be able to keep up with your classes, but also perform to your maximum effort in whatever sport that you play every day.
So, I play a small forward. And we have a lot of returning seniors-- a lot of experience, and a lot of leadership.
I'm happy that I was able to be this successful. I couldn't have done it without my friends and family. The sky's the limit now because being a graduate from the Air Force Academy opens a lot of doors. It's a really small group of people that are able to do the things that you've done, and you should be proud of that.
It's a lot of hard work, it's a lot of effort put into it, but if you put your mind to it, then you could do it. And I really enjoy being an athlete here.
I think it's absolutely worth it. I'm really proud to call myself a senior and four-year letterman.