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You Reap What You Sow
Leaving My Footprint
It always means so much to me when people come to watch me play. I grew up having my family’s support all the time, and being away...
Alabama Saved My Life
BOBBY COLANTONIO JR
For 12 months, I was staring death right in the face. A 20 percent survival rate. And even if I beat the odds...
Thank You For The Opportunity
You see, the main problem was, I began to fall out of love with the sport a bit. And that’s certainly not what I had in mind when I began...
The Ride Of My Life
To be honest, I never really knew if I wanted to be a college athlete… or even a college student. As a high school student...
Building For The Future
People like to say that our sport is other sports’ punishment. I like the way that sounds. The mental toughness required to run...
The Long Road Back
During our first spring tournament in Puerto Rico, I could tell something was really off. My hip just felt terrible. Like, nothing I’ve ever felt...
Cancer Can't Stop Us
Everyone knows that brain surgery is dangerous. We simply couldn’t let the horror scenarios cloud our mind though...
A Blessing In Disguise
We went to the doctor where they ran some blood tests. Now, the normal blood sugar level is somewhere between 100 and 125. Mine was at 600...
I'm Not Going Anywhere
While sitting out these games, I actually learned that I was pretty good at recognizing certain things on the court. Mistakes, player tendencies, patterns, strategies...
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