His basketball schedule has definitely dominated much of his life for the last two years. His team starts practicing in early September and doesn't end until the end of February. He spends hours almost every day with his team watching film, lifting weights and practicing. Because they have to share a gym with the high school next door, their practices generally don't start until 8ish every night and last until 11 or 11:30. Getting home at midnight, starving and needing a shower and a while to wind down, the mornings he has 8am classes for are a challenge to get up for.
(But get up he did! Mike has a 3.9 GPA...something I'm even prouder about than his commitment to basketball!)
Here was Mike's last game in pictures....
....the sign we made to
...announcing Mike in the starting line up! First time starting for Mike, and his teammates all imploded on him for a lot of enthusiastic bumps and fist pumps!