- 3Years On Team
- 2010Started Playing Adapted Athletics
Accomplishments in sport and/or school include:
- won back-to-back championships for weightlifting at Dixie Games in Florida in 2011 & 2012
- Helped 2017-18 men’s team to its second national championship.
- Second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 2017-18.
- Led the team in assists with 4.6 per game.
- Shared the Defensive Player of the Year Award with Ryan Morich as both “showed physical toughness and a true understanding of how team’s defensive strategies needed to be performed.”
- Scored 21 points in a come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin-Whitewater for the 2017-18 national championship.
- Registered 15 points in the semifinal victory over Missouri in the NIWBT.
- Scored 13 points in UA’s opening game of the NIWBT as Alabama defeated in-state rival Auburn, 66-45.
- Was presented the Most Outstanding Graduate Student award by the College of Education.
- Did not play basketball in high school. Competed in football, ran track, played baseball and did gymnastics.
- Earned a football scholarship at Alabama A&M, but decided to run track at Southwest Mississippi Community College.
- Took up wheelchair basketball following a shooting incident in 2008, after meeting a member of the Mobile Patriots wheelchair basketball team in 2009.
Fun or random fact(s):
- I’m a track & field coach for ages 5-18
- I’m also a trainer and love to workout; there’s nothing like enjoying a great day full of fun & laughter with the ones you love
- I will become one of the greatest athletes ever to grace this earth; not just wheelchair athletes, but one of the greatest athletes EVER!
- Is the oldest member of the squad at 30 years old.
- Considers himself adventurous.
- Cites being a track coach at a university as his dream job.
Favorite quote or motto:
- “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing” — Theodore Roosevelt