Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Taking the Long Way to Connecticut

Hasheem Thabeet is a freshman basketball player at the University of Connecticut. He stand 7'3" tall and has used that height and surprising athletcism to rank fourth in the nation with 4.3 blocked shots per game.

He first learned the game on the playground of a big city, but unlike most of his current teammates and opponents, his home was in Tanzania. He left there in 2005 and came to the United States and now finds himself playing for one of the top college basketball programs in the nation.

Like most good stories, Thabeet's has some twists and turns and is only starting to develop.

Click here to read more about Thabeet's path from Tanzania to UConn in the USA Today article, "Thabeet finds his way home to UConn."

Thanks to NCAA Hoops Today for the tip!

1 Comments:

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