30 Signs You Were A High School Basketballer
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30 Signs You Were A High School Basketballer

"If you have vocal family members, chances are you heard them yell from the stands at least 100 times."

30 Signs You Were A High School Basketballer

High school sports are something that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Here are 30 statements that you know to be true if you played high school basketball.

1. You froze in fear when you heard the phrase, "Get on the line."

2. The reason you froze in fear is because you didn't know if you were about to do suicides or were about to be timed for down and back sprints.

3. Drinking water during water breaks was heavenly.

4. Anxiety really started to kick in when you were being timed because you knew if you all didn't make it then you had more down and backs to do.

5. Defensive slide drills were killer on your legs.

6. Your practice jersey became one of the main clothing items in your wardrobe.

7. Your locker housed your basketball shoes for about three months or so.

8. You knew not to eat a big lunch on days you had practice right after school. If you did you would quickly regret it.

9. Girls knew that pre-wrap was always the best headband.

10. You didn't care if you used the same towel to wipe off sweat as your teammates.

11. Lay-ups were a lot easier to miss than other people think.

12. You have that one game in the back of your mind that you'll always remember.

13. You ran the same play over and over again until every person knew what they were doing.

14. And sometimes teammates still didn't know the plays after running them a million times.

15. You'll always remember your jersey number.

16. You had to learn to have thick skin because at some point you were going to get yelled at.

17. If you were a girl, you had to make sure all bobby pins were out and no earrings were left in.

18. It was always kind of fun to mouth the other team.

19. Music before games really got the adrenaline going.

20. You learned new dances on the way to away games (at least the girls' team did). You had to do something fun to pass the time.

21. Scrimmages were always one of the best parts of practice.

22. One-on-one drills on the other hand were not as fun.

23. You really beat yourself up if you forgot your headphones for an away game.

24. If you have vocal family members, chances are you heard them yell from the stands at least 100 times.

25. If someone screamed "wolf," you had better watch your back. Chances are that if you didn't, you would get the ball stolen from you.

26. You always felt great if you got a steal or had an assist.

27. But you really felt awful if you got a turnover or accidentally traveled.

28. Free throws were sometimes nerve wracking. Only because all eyes were on you at that point in time.

29. You never cared that you were sweating profusely. It meant that you were working your butt off.

30. Basketball will always have a place in your heart.

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