Wednesday, March 14, 2007

From 10-Year Old Hero To Hoops Walk-On to Conference MVP

That's a lot for a 22-year old man to have accomplished so early in life, but that's the path that Central Connecticut State senior basketball player Javier Mojica has taken.

Mojica, a co-captian of the Northeast Conference champion Blue Devils, started his college basketball career as a walk-on. Four years later, he has graduated and been named the conference's Most Valuable Player.

No surprise for someone who, as a 10-year old boy, helped thwart his mother's suicide attempt.

From Hartford Courant columnist Stan Simpson:

Mojica exemplifies what a college experience can do for young people with a desire to escape their circumstances - and a resolve not to be outworked.

Click here to read more about Mojica in the column, "At-Risk Boy Steps Up As A Man."

Thanks to Double-A Zone for the tip.

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