One might think that college basketball players don’t have time to do much other than play games, practice and go to class. OK, studying and some kind of social life also are part of the equation.
But sometimes athletes need a job to afford college. And sometimes those jobs can be a little random.
Derek Raridon, a D-III basketball player at North Central College in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, happens to be a school custodian, as well as the team’s second-leading scorer.
Rairdon, 21, has been on the job for five years, starting not long after his dad, Todd, left Nebraska Wesleyan for North Central before the 2004-05 season. His older brother, Mitch, did the same thing when he played and worked for his dad.
Sounds like quite the gig, right? Well, CSN Chicago can tell you even more thanks to this video feature.
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Marshawn Wilson, a freshman guard, made a pretty good first impression to Northern Illinois fans, jumping over 6-foot-8 teammate, Jaylen Key, on Thursday night during the Hukies’ midnight madness.
Wilson is five inches shorter.
The Huskies are coming off a 14-18 (8-10 MAC) season. Northern Illinois begins the 2015-16 campaign against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 13, the first of three games in as many days.
Georgia State’s Ron Hunter appears to have recovered from the Achilles tendon tear he suffered last March while celebrating the Panthers winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament title.
On Thursday night, at the third annual GSU Jam, Hunter broke out the dance moves to the song “Hit The Quan” by iHeart Memphis.
Georgia State went on to defeat No. 3 seed Baylor in the Round of 64, thanks to a game-winning three from Hunter’s son, R.J. That shot made for one of the best moments of March Madness, as Ron Hunter fell of his rolling chair in disbelief.
R.J. Hunter is nowa a rookie with the Boston Celtics. Ron Hunter enters his fifth season with the Panthers.