I am 18 years old and have loved sports since I was old enough to walk. I am the 5th born son and child in my family of six children. I have one younger sister. My high school coach is a repeated Texas State Title Championship winner and has coached me for the past 5 years. He has instilled in me a love of the game not only on the court but off. He has taught me integrity, dedication and an understanding to one of the greatest games; basketball. I love playing the game and the older I get, the more fun I have. I have a great foundation because of my incredible coach and a great tenacity because of my older brothers. I would love to play college ball as I have worked hard to improve my game, my skills, my fundamentals and my overall athleticism. I work hard at my grades and am a B student, I am a skilled pianist playing classical, pop, jazz and modern music. I have had a summer job for the past 3 years as a guard and later as head-guard at our local city park pool. I have competitive swimming times, have won several medals and participated as a National Swimmer for the past 10 years. I teach swim lessons to young children and water aerobics to older adults. I volunteer with my youth group helping kids at Vacation Bible School and other youth activities and I participate in my Community College campus youth groups. I believe in hard work and dedication and that basketball is a team sport. I work hard to be the best player I can be and I also try to make my team-mates look good. I would love to talk to you about a future as an athlete on your team. Thank you! - Jeremiah Carlson
Throughout my life, on the court, I was always doubted and questioned on my ability to play the sport that I love so much. I always felt that I had to prove myself just to earn respect from teammates when it didn't matter. What mattered was just to have fun and work hard at basketball. This made me realize, that even though it was done to me, I should never doubt or question anyone's ability just from their size, height, clothing, or color. I've been playing basketball since I was seven years old and it has taught me many life lessons such as teamwork, working hard to achieve something, how to be a great leader, and how to control my emotions when something happens that I don't like.
By the end of my high school career, I want to finish with a high gpa, and leave a lasting impact. In college I would like to major in clinical psychology because it's a subject that I'm really interested in. This year I'm looking to find a college that has the same values that I do which are respect, leadership, and hard work. I want to go to a college that will benefit me both on the court and in the classroom. I truly believe that I can play at the college level because of my skill, experience, respectful and outgoing character, passion for the game, leadership on and off the court, and being a coachable athlete that wants to win. I know that wherever I go, I will have a great impact on that team and be a great asset.