For many, basketball is a hobby or an activity, but for Justine Lyons and Brandon Woolsey, basketball is a way to express themselves. As students prepare for BYU-I basketball tryouts, a couple of students share why they want to join.
Lyons, a sophomore studying healthcare administration, started practicing basketball at the age of five; she said that before she could spell her own name, she knew how to dribble.
“I wasn’t that great at dribbling at that age, but it was one of the few things I knew how to do,” Lyons said.
Although she has not played since she was in high school, Lyons is excited to try out for the BYU-Idaho competitive women’s team. She hopes there are many others she can meet that share her interest in basketball.
For female students who are interested in joining the BYU-I competitive basketball team, tryouts will be on Jan. 15 and 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the BYU-Idaho Center basketball court 7.
Woolsey, a junior studying biology, said that although he played basketball in high school, he’s more excited about meeting new people. The best part of the sport for him is forming a team, a family.
“I have always been close to my teammates; we become more than a team,” Woolsey said. “We have an understanding that we are there for each other, no matter what.”
For male students who are interested in joining, tryouts will be on Jan. 15 and 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in BYU-I Center basketball court 7.
For more information, visit the sports activity page.