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Big Country Ram

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Funny story....

I played D2 in S.C. back in the 90s before xferring to CSU for school. I was a bench guy. We were loaded with Jr and Sr. guards both years I was there. I had gotten into a couple of games my soph season but nothing on the stat sheet. WCU was my backyard since I grew up in NC. I had friends that went there and they all showed up for the game. Probably 30 or so sitting mid-court. WCU had a couple of guys I played HS with, on their bench. We're getting blown off the court, ugly like. I think it was a 30 point game early in the 2nd half. My friends start chanting to put me in, over and over and over. Not like the place was packed so it was loud. Everyone on the bench is giggling cause our coach just keeps giving me the stink-eye. So 5 minutes left in the game and I'm still on the bench. 4.....3 minutes....finally with 2:30 left, coach calls me but as I go by, he grabs my arm and says, "you woulda been in a long time ago had your buddies not started their shit over there". "Sorry coach" and I go to the scorer's table. As I'm walking to the table, my buddies start going crazy. So I'm like, shoot, I better give em something to cheer for! Couple times up and down the floor and I get a steal for a breakaway and the WCU guy fouls me. No bonus so ball inbounds on the side. Now, I was no Michael Jordan but I'm not gonna lie, if I had gotten that one down the floor and with all my buddies there, I was going to dunk come hell or high water, even if we were down by 40! But no....fouled. Buddies going crazy, screaming, yelling, chanting..... Next time down the floor, the ball swings to me at about the NBA 3-point line and in stride, I catch and fire. Prettiest damn shot I think I ever had......nothing but net! Buddies are going crazy, like they're at a Tool concert in the mosh pit! WCU's bench was clapping. I turn around to the crowd and point to my buddies as I jog back on D. Coach is livid. Tells me to wipe that smile off my face and play defense.

Ironically, the end of season video clips of every player on our team, excluded me and my one shining moment. All video evidence erased of the most glorious, pure stroke from NBA 3 land that Division 2 athletics ever experienced!

That's all I got from memory lane. As for the WCU transfer.....looks like he can jump. Bring him in.

(In response to this post by CubsClapp)

Posted: 04/05/2021 at 4:35PM


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