To improve my skills and provide more playing experience, I attended AC Green’s Leadership Basketball Camp, at Concordia College the summer before my sophomore year. His experience as a professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns called for intense workouts, practices and games. As one of six girls, outnumbered by 94 boys, I really had to work hard to keep up with many great male athletes. The fact that I was the only girl on my team, five foot three in a lineup of six foot two boys, plus a little too cheerful for my own good, proved very challenging indeed. Despite the obstacles, I absolutely loved the camp and learned so much. I was very proud of myself for participating in the camp, even though I was not a very skilled player. My attitude toward basketball changed from that moment on and I respect the game, as well as the skills it takes to play the game, now more than ever. I look back at my experiences at AC Green Camp with fond memories and remember the many people who went out of their way to help me improve, plus the great friendships I gained with outstanding players from around the Portland area, who like me, just wanted to “hoop it up.”
Thanks for sharing your memories Katie!