Welcome to Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros themselves. The next episode features Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.
My goal from an early age was always to play in the NBA. I always wanted to be on the same court as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
But in order to get to that point, I had to focus on every single rep. Staying low, not dipping the basketball, being efficient on my jabs and movements — paying attention to these things helped me grow and made me the player I wanted to be.