Ironically my favorite college basketball memory is not a particular game where we beat our rivals or a game where I just had an awesome scoring night. It isn’t a buzzer beater game winner for us or one of the many beautiful places we have traveled to go play games at. My favorite college memory came towards the end of my college career. It was my our last home game playing in our huge Thompson Boling Arena or TBA for short as we call it, and it was my senior night as well as Bashaara Graves and Jasmine Jones whom were also seniors with me. This moment stood out for me because of many different reasons but the most important was because I felt an enormous amount of unconditional love on this day. It was one those bittersweet moments ya know! With all the emotions going through my body I didn’t know how to feel. I had the pleasure of having my family there on court with me as I was honored with my jersey plaque and it felt awesome. The love in particular that I was receiving from my teammates on this day as well as coaches and staff just made the day even more happy and rewarding!
The fans were cheering louder than ever and chanted we don’t want you seniors to leave, we love you! That amount of continued support and showing love to us even when we sucked and it felt that even our coaches were mad at us for the moment we always knew that the unconditional love and support of our fan base would be there. You will not find that at any college and many college players don’t get the chance to experience it, so I never took it for granted! You might call me bias but we have the BEST FAN base ever, because they are more like our extended family! My senior night will go down as my favorite college memory for me!