I work hard when I play basketball. I take it very seriously and practice a lot. In September, I tried out for VT Elite basketball. I played hard when I was trying out. About a week later there was another tryout session. I missed the second tryouts. Even though I missed the second tryouts, one of the VT Elite coaches still contacted my mom about practice. I think that I got lucky that I made the team. The reason I think that I made the team (even though I missed the second tryouts) is because I played hard at the first tryouts. This proves that the harder you work, the more luck you have.