Writing Samples

How Aaron Harrison defeated disappointment on his journey to EuroLeague stardom

Once among the most heralded prospects in the country, Aaron Harrison has endured a long, humbling journey to EuroLeague stardom.

Marcus Larsson’s success story has an unlikely beginning and more chapters to come

Living in a country indifferent to the game of basketball, it wasn’t easy for Marcus Larsson to get his start on the hardwood. He made sure to capitalize on the chance once get got it.

How rural school districts are creatively finding, keeping teachers

A magazine article I wrote from my time at the Texas Association of School Boards about how districts in remote areas of the state are attracting and retaining teachers.

LEE girls beat Reagan in game played with heavy heart

Comalander Stadium fell silent as players and coaches from Reagan and LEE gathered around the center circle to observe a moment of silence for the Reagan student who died Monday in an apparent suicide.

Talented defender, elite leader: inside the evolution of T.J. Wright

The worst moment for a young T.J. Wright became his most formative, helped by a decade of perspective. How watching his father win the fight against cancer helped pave a path to becoming one of UIW’s top defenders–and a future surgeon.

Antoine Smith Jr. shows knack for history, promise for future

Throwing back to one of my favorite stories about a kid who grew up watching Civil War documentaries instead of cartoons, a bruising 6’7 power forward with aspirations of pursuing a law degree from Harvard.