POPOTV: One of the most effective on-the-ball defenders in the Memphis area Point Guard Dontrecia Johnson talks about overcoming her recent knee injury. I wanted to interview her because not only has she overcome 1 knee injury, but 2 knee injuries.
The day I inteviewed Dontrecia another Memphis area player had suffered a knee injury. That made 2 players in the Memphis area with knee injuries within the past 2 months (that I know about). I felt who better to provide an encouraging word to them and others. Since interviewing Dontrecia, she has played in 2 games averaging 8.5 points, including 9 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals in her first game.
Give it up for the Hardest Working Woman in Memphis Girls Basketball (Positive Affirmation)…. I actually started calling myself that right before kicking off the Fall Exposure League in August…I also started using the hashtag #MVPMode (Positive Affirmation) to motivate and inspire myself when I started back working out….Because I am hyper and tend to get too amped up at times, I was overdoing it in my workouts so I had to slow down (Roadblock, ups and downs).. Success does not come easily but you have to keep going (Persistence). I always had a vision to turn Memphis into a Mecca for girls basketball.. People looked at me crazy. (Every one won’t catch your vision) Sometimes I think I am crazy for still being involved with girls basketball. (Self Doubt) However, I’m just doing what I have always done since I was around in the 4th grade, had a basketball in my hand everyday (Passion). Now I just carry them in the trunk of my car. I have been out here in some capacity helping the young ladies in Memphis for quite some time. I’m wiser, more confident, and realize that I have to continue to be a student of the game (10,000 hours). All the years I’ve been around has not been to waste (Trust the process). It’s been a long 15 years out here going to games, making highlight videos, creating websites, blogging, educating, coaching and training. Just recently, I’ve been experiencing everything coming together….Funny how things happen when you create a vision board (Know where you want to go).