Seth Cities’ faculty basketball profession is the epitome of the saying, “It’s a marathon, not a dash.” He entered extraordinarily rarifies air this season, because it’s marked his eighth in faculty. Sure, you learn that accurately. That is Cities’ eighth season as a university hooper, the place he’s enjoying for Howard College and dealing towards his third diploma.
Cities, initially from Columbus, OH, graduated from highschool in 2016 as a top-100 recruit. With greater than 20 scholarship provides, he dedicated to Harvard College over the likes of excessive majors like Ohio State and Michigan. He lived as much as his hype, turning into an on the spot influence participant for the Crimson and, as a sophomore, successful Ivy League Participant of the Yr and being named AP All-America honorable point out. Sadly, accidents would trigger him to overlook the next two seasons.
Hoping for a recent begin, Cities transferred residence to Ohio State College, the place he suffered one other critical harm, inflicting him to overlook yet one more season. He then introduced that he’d be stepping away from the sport fully to concentrate on his well being, each bodily and psychological.
The time away helped Cities get extra aligned with what he believes his function is. If he was going to provide basketball one other attempt, the one faculty he needed to play for was Howard College.
“I knew off bounce that I needed to go to Howard if I had any eligibility left,” Cities tells me.
“I really feel like the worth of one thing like attending an HBCU isn’t at all times seen clearly,” he says when requested about his resolution to attend Howard. “It’s [Black people’s] to construct, ours to guard and ours to domesticate into this big magical factor.”
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