Each week on Monday, we take a quick look back at the past seven days to review some of the highlights of stories in the media for Georgia State student-athletes, coaches, administrators and, like you’ll see this week, occasionally our university leadership. Enjoy a few minutes today catching up on the headlines you might have missed during your lunchtime.
And always feel free to tweet us @GSUPanthers with headlines you’ve seen around the nation that highlight the Panthers. We’re all one big team, and the few of us here in 125 Decatur don’t always see every article, or hear every interview, that’s posted out there. If you think there’s something we’ve missed, shoot it our way.
New York Times – Former Louisville Guard Kevin Ware Finds a Home at Georgia State
Kevin Ware anonymously traversed the Georgia State campus one day last week between the gym and classes in astronomy, history and journalism. The uninterrupted commute on foot was typical. If Ware draws attention going about his daily routine, it more likely stems from mistaken identity — he resembles a younger André 3000, the noted rap artist from Atlanta — than from his one shining moment under unimaginable duress. Read more
WDRB.com – Kevin Ware, Ryan Harrow return to national basketball spotlight
What Kevin Ware needed was to run into a wall.Fall down. Hurt. Get up. Feel better. And then recognize that he truly could trust the right leg that he once publicly shattered.For Ryan Harrow, the obstacle was different. What Harrow had to do was miss a game-winning shot. Beat himself up. Share his greatest fears with coaches and teammates. Feel better. And then recognize that he truly could enjoy playing basketball again. Read more
ESPN.com – John R. Wooden Watch List Announced
R.J. Hunter was one of 50 men’s basketball players named to the prestigious John R. Wooden Watch List among the top players in the country. Read more
SLAM Magazine – Ryan’s Song
The stage could not have been set any better for redemption, for a true Cinderella song. The number one seed Georgia State Panthers and junior transfer Ryan Harrow came into the Sun Belt Conference tournament final on a roll having only lost one conference game all season (17-1). Harrow was just one victory away from his first NCAA Tournament game, despite playing for his third Division I program in four years. Harrow’s journey to that point has been even more complicated than his migrant college career. Read more