I have dreamed of this moment my whole life, my first AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball game. It all went according to plan this would be the first step in my basketball career, all leading up to playing pro ball.
The moment I walked onto the court I could tell this was much different than travel. Everybody was so much taller and faster. Though, I did not let this get to me. All of a sudden there was the jump ball and everybody was scrambling to get the ball. My team got the ball and I realized I was open so I called for the ball. I went up to shoot it and I remembered all of the freezing cold winters and boiling hot summers. Finally, I heard the sound of the ball going through the net. That sweet swish sound, that I love to hear. At that moment I knew basketball was what I was meant to do.
Ben, 12, USA