Basketball has been a part of Addison Alexander’s life for quite some time. She has put in many hours of work to grow into the athlete that she is today and she says that that desire to get better is what keeps her going.
“My competitive drive is what motivates me,” she said. “It drives me to be better, raises my level of performance, and ultimately helps me become the best version of myself in everything I do. It takes a lot of focus and dedication to be successful. It starts with having goals and then spending hours and hours of extra time improving your skills.”
Addison is a junior at Bristow High School. She plays point guard for the Lady Pirates basketball team and she also plays AAU basketball outside of school. Throughout her time on the court, Alexander has made had some memorable moments, but she says that there is one moment that she loves the most.
“The highlight of my career so far would have to be winning AAU Nationals,” she recalled. “We beat some really good team and it was great to know that at the end of the day, we won it all.”
There have been people that have been a part of Alexander’s life that have had an impact on her. She says that she would not be the person that she is today without them.
“My mom is my biggest role model,” she said. “My family and coaches have had the biggest influence on my life because they are always pushing me to be better. My middle school teacher, Sue Burkett, has had the biggest impact on my life because she was my coach as well but taught me many things outside of basketball and still is one of my supporters.”
Whenever she steps onto the basketball court, Addison knows that she is playing for more than just herself.
“It is an honor to represent my school and community playing the sport that I love,” she said. “Many times the athletic teams are the only thing people from other communities will see and will base their opinion of the school and community on that.”