Tuesday, December 26, 2006

"I Came Here To Get Somewhere"

That's a quote from Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) basketball player Florian Rexhepi.

You'll read here about young men and women who come from rough neighborhoods, but Rexhepi literally came from a war zone: Skopje, Macedonia. He lost his grandmother when a bomb hit the bus she was riding in Kosovo in 1999.

"Where I come from, kids aren't concentrating on school," says Rexhepi, whose English has only the slightest hint of an accent. "There's a lot of drugs, alcohol and partying. It seems not a lot of people there see their future as school. For me, basketball kept me away from other things."

Rexhepi in in the Judges' starting lineup and averages over eight points per game.

Click here to read more about Rexhepi on the Brandeis official athletic site.


At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Josh Centor said...

Florian has helped turnaround the Brandeis basketball program...you have to love the Judges!


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