High School B-Ball Player Had His Coach In Tears After His Powerful Postgame Remarks (VIDEO)
This is why we love sports. For moments just like this.
A few days ago, High school basketball player Terrell Jones played his final game for his school and it came in a heartbreaking way as his team lost the State Championship game by one point.
Jones scored 20 points in the game, but foulded out with a little over a minute to play. He never got to uphold his dream of winning that state title at Eufaula, but once he spoke at the press conference, he somehow left a champion in the hearts of thousands of people.
Jones didn’t want to reflect on the loss at all, rather he decided to speak on his high school career and show love to his head coach. That speech would leave head coach Michael Smith in tears.
In his final high school basketball game, Terrell Jones (@itstkadee) scored 20 pts. and fouled out late in the 4th. Eufaula lost the state championship by one point, but this kid left it all out on the court. Not a dry eye in the room after what he said at the podium. @EufaulaCSpic.twitter.com/KRfg3UML2X
— Rocco DiSangro (@RDiSangro_WTVY) March 3, 2018
“It’s been a long time since Eufaula has been in the state championship. Since Day 1, I remember the first day Coach Smith came in the gym. He told me — he said, ‘If you want to be a state champion, you gotta be different. Everybody can’t be a state champion.’
“I’ve never forgotten a word that man said to me. Each and every second that wind down, I was just thinking, ‘I gotta be different. I gotta separate myself. I gotta separate myself to show that I’m different.’ Because I wanted to be a state champion. We fell one-point short.
“But I know all those young guys in that locker room, they have a bright future. Because everything that I’ve been through, they’re going through and they still have to go through. It’s only gonna make them better. This man right there is the best coach I’ve ever had in my life. I wouldn’t trade him for the world.”