Life of a Student Athlete – Zac’s story on Yahoo Sports!
Wow … this is pretty awesome. I know I’ve shared with you guys about our son Zac’s quest to play college basketball, but things are in major full swing right now. I’m SO excited for Zac. Check it out … Yahoo Sports did a story on him today and it made the main page of the Basketball section . Kick ASS! Check out the story of my student athlete by following the link below.
@JeffEisenberg from Yahoo Sports was looking to do a story on a true under-the-radar athlete that was going for a run at playing Division 1 basketball. He wanted someone who was a hard worker, that would open up to talk to him during the month of July. This has Zac’s name all over it! Jeff will be doing follow up pieces each week on Zac’s progress. VERY COOL!!
You can read Jeff’s introductory story by going to Yahoo Sports. It will be hitting their main college page later this morning.
Here’s just a lil teaser -
BELLFLOWER, Calif. — Zac Nuttall admits he hasn’t spent as much time with his girlfriend this summer as he’d like.
Anytime she asks him to ride roller coasters at Six Flags or sunbathe at the beach, the 17-year-old senior-to-be usually has to decline in favor of lifting weights, sweating through speed and agility drills or hoisting up hundreds of shots at the gym.
Nuttall, a guard at West Ranch High in Valencia, Calif., doesn’t have the free time most of his classmates do this summer because he’s preparing for maybe the most crucial stretch of his basketball career. At events in Long Beach, Boston, Anaheim and Las Vegas the next three weeks, he’ll showcase his game in front of college coaches from across the nation in hopes of impressing them enough to earn his first Division I scholarship offers.
“July is what I work for,” Nuttall said. “It would be disappointing not to go Division I because that has been my goal since freshman year. Sometimes I’ll put too much pressure on myself, but I’ve talked to my parents and they remind me all I can do is go out there and give it my all. I’m under-the-radar. I’ve got nothing to lose.”
Believe me … you’ll want to read the rest. Go check it out at the link above!