Mar 31 2009
Flashback July of 2006: I’ve just finished playing in an AAU tournament in West Virginia. It was the last tournament of a two week AAU road trip. I’m on the elevator back up to my hotel room when I get a call from my dad. I can barely hear it on the elevator but it went something like this, “Connor, I just got off the phone with Coach Jackson from Furman. They offered you a scholarship.” I told my dad I could barely hear him and that I’d call him back. I had heard him clearly; I was just a little in shock. Could it be possible that the #1 school on my list had offered me a scholarship? I called back once I got to my room and it was confirmed.
I called Coach Jackson and he wanted to let me know that I was the first player he and his new staff wanted and offered. I was to get back to him within a few weeks with my decision. I literally jumped for joy for 5 minutes and was probably the happiest human being on the planet.
Fast forward 2.5 years
If you would have told me this was going to happen when I signed my letter of intent, I would have laughed for two days straight. I woke up today and my life flashed before my eyes. I was completely satisfied with my decision but I still couldn’t believe I was getting ready to head over to the basketball offices to ask for my release.
I will be transferring from Furman. Where to? I don’t know yet. I just want to say thank you to all of the Furman fans that were supportive of me over the past two years. So many of you either approached me after games, on campus, or by emailing or commenting on my blog and I really appreciated that.