March Madness on my mind

March 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized

I know I already wrote a blog about March Madness but I wanted to add another because watching the tournament this year has brought back a lot memories. It brings back memories of when I was a kid and would always beg my teachers to let us watch the games during class. It brings back memories to my freshman year of how excited I was when we were the very last team announced for making the tournament because just seconds before that we thought our season was over.  It brings back memories of being down by 1 against LSU in the round of 64 and our center made a hook shot at the very last second to win (the shot is the picture for this blog).  Most importantly, it brings back memories of last year losing to Louisville in the Sweet 16 and thinking my basketball career was over. I worked my whole life to play college basketball and walking off the court last year I was shedding tears thinking that my basketball career was over.


I am thankful everyday that I was accepted to the Victory Scholar Program. Not only did the program allow me to continue playing basketball competitively but also it has allowed me to spread my joy of the game through coaching. I have so much respect and passion for the game of basketball and I hope my players can see that everyday I coach them. I encourage everyone to watch the NCAA Tournament over the next two weekends and witness the same respect and passion that each of the student-athletes have. Basketball is a wonderful game and I am glad that I am around it each day in the Victory Scholar Program.







Victory Scholar: Staats Battle

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: ACC

Club/Community Partner: UL Eagles

Alma Mater: North Carolina State University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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