On Wednesday, me and my roommates woke up at about 8:30 to catch our team breakfast at 9 a.m. I was still tired. That traveling we did the day before was taking a toll.
Breakfast was a nice buffet style setup. I had eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and some fruit. We happened to be in the dining hall at the same time as another tournament team, MassBay College from Massachusetts. This was our first time actually being in the same room as our opponents. The tension was high.
My teammate, David Ozigbo, actually is from Massachusetts, 10 minutes from the school, and they previously wanted him to play on their team. So we had a nice laugh about that.
Our practice was scheduled for 11 a.m., but once again things went wrong. They moved our practice time a hour earlier so we missed our time slot to practice. So instead of practicing, we took a tour of the campus and went to Walmart and did a little more shopping.
Then it was back to the hotel for a little down time before the banquet. Some took naps and watched Redbox movies, but the party was in Semar Farris’ room since he brought NBA 2K13 on Playstation 3.
Coach had a meeting with the tournament officials at 5, so we got dressed and headed up there! Everybody was sharp, so we took like a million pictures to put on Instagram and Twitter. I lost my dress socks, so I had to wear my Breast Cancer Nike Elites under my slacks, which happened to go perfect with my pink bowtie.
The venue for the event happened to have a Woodstock museum in it. So while coach was at the meeting we took the museum tour. There was a lot of interesting stuff in there! This was also the first time we got to see all seven of the other teams so it was very intense in there!
The banquet started with introductions of all the teams. Coach Fletcher won District 3 Coach of the Year, and that was the moment of the banquet. The food was good I had a little of everything: roast beef, chicken, asparagus, dirty rice and a salad.
After the banquet, we came back to the hotel to get prepared for the opening day of the tournament. With the 10:30 curfew set, everybody headed to their suites to settle in. Tomorrow is the big dance! Showtime is at noon.
— Andrew Maxie