“This really is an incredible place and the work that you are doing with students is remarkable. I hope to visit again.”
Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB)
July 28, 2017
On the afternoon of July 20, 2017, The Glenholme School welcomed Evan Turner, a professional NBA player with the Portland Trailblazers, to campus. Upon his arrival, Evan toured the property briefly with three, sport struck, students. At the Center for the Arts, among the entire school community, Evan candidly spoke of his early life, overcoming challenges through persistence and commitment. Sharing his early life experiences with his middle school pals in tow, touting the importance of having friends in life and for life. He shared how he overcame many of his issues opened up students to some of their own questions and continuously stressing the importance of being resilient, giving back, and maintaining one’s health, both physically and mentally. Afterwards, he took to the court for some fun 3-on-3 basketball games with students.
Evan, who is 28 years old, overcame adversity as a young child and went on to earn a long list of basketball accomplishments spanning his high school, college and professional careers. 2010 was a big year for Evan. He was named National Player of the Year and a first-team 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball All-American player and the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. He was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2010 NBA draft. He continues to play professional basketball and is currently with the Portland Trailblazers.
What encouraged students most…