It was a long year but my freshman season in college, has been long from over. Filled with ups and downs my first year as a college basketball player was one of the most unique experiences I have ever had. Spending so much time with my teammates, you get to realize how important it is to have a good bond with those whom you take the court with. Getting to know each and everyone allows for memories that can never be replaced. From going on road-trips and playing in large crowds to enjoying the taste of victory to jokes around in the locker room, freshman year was one for the books. Looking back at it, so much was learned and I was able to better myself as an individual. Getting to play throughout the year, you realize fast what your strengths and weaknesses are. As a player, you want to maximize your strengths and your opponents are looking to expose your weaknesses. As the off-season is in session, the goal is to minimize those weaknesses and expand your strengths. For everyone, this is different. The majority of the summer is going to be spent working to get better. This involves hours of film, hard weight sessions, and disciplined practice. In the end, it is all worth it.