Shaka Smart Shocking the World

Posted: March 31, 2011 by mikenic1 in Uncategorized

After the 68 teams were selected for the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, experts, fans and other teams were outraged at the selection of Virginia Commonwealth University basketball team. People said they were unqualified and not good enough to be in the tournament. However, on the eve of the final four this mid-major school is one of the four schools remaining. This is in large part to the young and talented head coach of VCU, Shaka Smart. He turned the team from one of the “last four in”, to the “last four left”. The only thing that is more remarkable than the teams story is Shaka Smart’s story. Smart turned down the opportunity to attend Harvard and Yale to pursue his dream of playing college basketball at Kenyon College. However the tournament ends  for the VCU Rams, they will be remembered as one of the best Cinderella teams in tournament history.

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