12 March 2018

Basketball player Marcus Ginyard visits NOVA #DoubleDribble

Besides an interest in learning more about their favorite school subjects, high school boys also have a deep and abiding love for the game of basketball. Players who came to participate in the 2018 CEESA HS Boys Basketball Tournament had the opportunity to share their passion with a person who holds a love for the game that exceeds even theirs. Marcus Ginyard, a professional basketballer, came to share experiences from an almost decade long professional career in basketball. Mr. Ginyard visited NOVA to take part in the opening ceremony for the tournament, giving an empowering speech to NOVA athletes and the visiting teams from five other countries on the end result of dedication to practice, and the importance of learning from defeat. Mr. Ginyard even gave his time to the athletes in the form of a special practice session, in which he stressed the importance of focusing on the fundamentals of basketball. The lesson, of course, could be said to extend to any activity that our students take part in: you are never "good" enough to stop working hard at the things that got you to where you want to be. The sixty student athletes who competed at the tournament will have returned home with the experience of this tournament, and with the benefit of Mr. Ginyard's experience.

Check out the photo gallery from the event here