The VCU basketball program announced an important addition Thursday, with head coach Shaka Smart welcoming 17-year old Morgan Vega to the program. The connection came to be thanks to the Team Impact program, which connects children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses with college athletic programs. Vega, a longtime fan of VCU basketball, suffers from cerebral palsy.
During the press conference Smart introduced to the assembled media not only Vega but his mother and younger brother as well. And with the entire team in attendance Vega signed his National Letter of Intent, thus becoming a member of the VCU program. Above is a video of the event, courtsey of VCU Athletics.