My Path to CSULB
Originally I was at LMU my Freshman year, the coaches got let go so I decided to leave too. And my father figure mentor, Mike Shole, who is an assistant coach, signed here so I followed him here.
Student Athlete Experience
It’s been great coming from Chicago. I didn’t have too many people out here but I have been able to make great connections all throughout Long Beach, and this has just been a great experience. I have always gotten the best treatment, and the fans and the support have been amazing.
Life after The Beach. What is next after school?
Hopefully continuing to play, wherever that is. I hope that it’s here. Do what you love, and I love Basketball.
Why did you get involved with the myBeach program and the Alumni Association?
The journey to becoming an Alumni seems so quick. I think about my freshman year and I’m already about to graduate. That in itself is just humbling in a certain sense because who knows if I was going to finish college. Basketball motivated me to finish college and obviously, a degree is huge. It has been a really fast experience that I have enjoyed every minute of, and it’s going to be bittersweet leaving.
What is the most memorable part of being a student athlete?
It’s balancing the life of a student and the life of an athlete. They go hand in hand. You can’t play basketball without being a student and when basketball is over you need to go into the real world, and having a degree is a great thing. The best thing is just having both those things challenge me every day.
How are you going to feel at graduation?
Its going to be bittersweet. It’s going to be sad to leave, just because I love this team that we have this year and Long Beach has been great to me, so I’m sad to leave, but on to the next thing.
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