A lot can change in five seasons. It’s enough time for a basketball player to undergo a transformation.
Shewbridge has used his 120-plus games to evolve. As a player and a man. The former Garden Spot standout has earned his degree, enrolled in seminary, married his true love and poured in more than 2,000 points.
As the months fell off the calendar, Shewbridge slowly constructed a one-of-a-kind career.
“He’s definitely a big role model,” teammate Jordan Praylow said. “He’s someone you can look up to and can always go to. Numbers are important. But it’s also who the person is off the court. He’s such a good person. I’m just really proud of him.”
Shewbridge was easy to underestimate coming out of high school. He was skinny, at 5-foot-11, 155 pounds, and fired up a lot of shots.
While he never wavered from his desire to play in college, his choices were scarce. There was basically one. LBC was the only school waiting outside of the locker room after games. That was disappointing at the time. It was a blessing in hindsight.
Shewbridge took it as a sign. This campus, this gym was where he belonged. Continue reading on LNP…