ANDILE FIHLA

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ABOUT: Andile comes to BRUSA Sports very highly rated in the South African basketball world. He is a strong and very talented player but also a top academic student. Enjoying his high school career at St. David's Marist Inanda in Johannesburg Andile will be a perfect fit into any university program and university student life.

Personal Statement:

My name is Andile Akeru Fihla, I am 17 years old and a junior in high school at St Davids Marist Inanda in South Africa. I have been the starting point guard for the 1st team since grade 10 and have led my team in scoring every season. I am a sharpshooting playmaker that can play the 1 and 2 guard interchangeably. Last season I average 15 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds per game and won MVP of the season. I started playing basketball in 8th grade but have played soccer, rugby, cricket and swimming since the 1st grade. Since then I have continued falling in love with the sport and chose to strictly focus on my basketball development. I currently also play for the University of Johannesburg u19 and 2nd open teams. I would like to study in America as the colleges they have to offer have prestigious academic programs that will give me exposure to a wide range of subjects. I would also like the opportunity to further my basketball career and continue developing my skills in my passion. Institutions in the US provide high competition for me to prove my talents but most importantly grow as an athlete and individual. If I am given the opportunity to study there I would pursue business studies, specifically entrepreneurship as the USA is the centre of global business and has a lot to offer.

Role Model:

My role model in life is my father as he has been an example of how to overcome adversity and make something out of a unfortunate situation. He has taught me to focus and work hard on the goals that I set for myself and pursue all my aspirations.

My role model on the basketball court is Devin Booker as his remarkable foot work and smooth jump shot make his ability to score look effortless. I also admire his humility and his ability to stay cool in stressful situations.

Favourite NBA Team: Rockets