Me too. Did you?
Yeah, me neither.
Well, not really anyway. I played basketball in high school, and was probably good enough to make teams at either of the colleges that I spent any significant time at, but I never played. I guess I’ve played intramurals and a lot of pick-up games, but no actual college basketball to speak of. So far, that is.
You see, I am faced with an interesting decision as I head into next school year, and it is one that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I will be graduating next year. That means this is my last chance to be able to say for the rest of my life, “Yeah, I played a little college ball.” I could even throw the acronym NCAA up in there, but I think I would leave out the Division III part, unless someone asked specifically. Since next year will be my fifth year in college, I will have a slightly lighter schedule which could allow for me to try out for and potentially play on my school’s team. Sounds like a no-brainer to all the hardcore college sports fans.
The problems begin in those gray areas of “slightly lighter” and “could allow. . .” and continue all the way through me keeping two jobs. I’m still not entirely sure if the time commitment required to be on the team is going to be something that I can afford monetarily or scholastically, and I’m also somewhat worried about the potential effect on my social life, sucking time out of relationships that I would like to maintain and putting it on the hardwood. When I was in high school, it was way easier to play ball and get by, mainly because the classes were easier and I didn’t have to work so much. Now, I find it tough even to get to the gym a couple of nights a week, between work and school and homework and whatever else. Plus in high school, all the girls seemed to hang out in the gym anyway, so it just made perfect sense.
I’m still not sure what I’m going to do about the whole thing but I would relish some feedback.
MOST LIKELY TO:
Make the team – me
Not end up wanting to play halfway through – half the players
Not really know what to do until it’s too late – me again
Be the super-est senior ever – still me
Do the “Eagle Cry” – Swirv