• Basketball players challenged to lay foundation for success
By Linda Green

“Whatever you want to do, go do it,” is the challenge the keynote speaker made to the basketball players and cheerleaders at Thomson High School on April 1.
In a ceremony recognizing the season, Leroy Jordan, head basketball coach of East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, told the players that each of them has one chance to lay the foundation to make something of themselves while in high school.
“Whatever legacy you are going to leave, know that wins and losses will come everyday,” the coach said. He encouraged them to learn something from the victories and defeats.
Jordan reminded the players that legacy requires effort.
“The one thing that will always stand out is the effort that you give,” he said. “Nobody can judge effort. It is between you and you.”
While coaches and parents can tell their players and children what to do over and over again, if effort and work is not behind it, then the attempt is in vain, he said. “There is no substitute for hard work.”

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, April 10, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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