Monday, February 2, 2009

Aalim Moor Diary #3

(6-3 Aalim Moor, gets a monster slam dunk over Salesian High players during the first half of the annual “Rock Game” @ St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Unfortunately, Salesian got the win 57 to 45 and the Rock)

I feel I'm moving in the right direction and have been playing pretty well but I have to rebound the ball better and get after it every play on defense.

Right now, my personal aim and goal is to stay focused, take care of the ball, work harder, and be ready for every situation I may have to deal with on the floor.

The team has been winning and playing pretty well, but not up to our standards. Our energy level has been a little low at times, and that’s unacceptable. We got some payback from an earlier loss against Monte Vista as we beat them 61 to 42 at the MLK Classic. But we laid an egg and flopped against Salesian. We totally took them too lightly and didn’t have the right mental approach to the game. They beat us, and I give them credit. It was what it was. We will see them again and it’s going to be what it’s going to be! I like our chances and I know for a fact we will be mentally and physically ready...Believe that!

But we have been getting it done since then, beating teams by an average of about 25 points a game. We are 20-3 and gearing up for the playoff run, trying to finish league strong three more games to go.

I just found out I was one of the nominees for the McDonalds All-American Game 2009 from another future Spartan, Anthony Dixon, who was also a nominee!

As far as the classroom, that is going well also. I made the Honor Roll and I'm really enjoying my senior year so far.

I'll write again after the BSAL playoffs.

Go Panthers...Go Spartans!

Aalim III

Here's the list of nominated California prep basketballers:

2009 McDonald's All American Games Boys Nominees

Felix Mapanda Patterson High School
Michael Mayes Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Bobby McCall Newark Memorial High School
Jacob McLemore Scripps Ranch High School
DeAndre Medlock Clovis West High School
Jules Montgomery Chaminade College Preparatory
Aalim Moor St. Mary's College High School
Darius Morris Windward School
Reeves Nelson Modesto Christian High School
Roberto Nelson Santa Barbara High School
Eric Obeysekere Miramonte High School
Dominique O'Connor Westchester High School
Kyle Odister Rio Americano High School
Deend Parker Abraham Lincoln High School
Demetrius Perkins James Monroe High School
Damon Powell McClymonds High School
Ken Rancifer El Cerrito High School
Kyle Richardson Mayfair High School
Zack Robbins Upland High School
D'Angelo Scott Lynwood High School
DeRonn Scott Etiwanda High School
Davon Shelton East Bakersfield High School
Renardo Sidney Fairfax High School
Brandon Smith De La Salle High School
Evan Smith Calabasas High School
Michael Snaer Rancho Verde High School
Anthony Stover Windward School
Ryan Sypkens Franklin High School
Chase Tapley Sacramento High School
Xavier Thames Pleasant Grove High School
Brandan Walton King Drew Medical Magnet High School
David Wear Mater Dei High

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