Men’s Basketball Spreads 'Stay in to Win' Message to Timilty Middle School

Photo courtesy of Harvard Basketball
Photo courtesy of Harvard Basketball

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's basketball team visited the Timilty Middle School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, presenting a "Stay In To Win" program to 110 seventh graders this week.

The presentation was developed in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The only Ivy League and Boston-area school to participate in the presentation, Harvard spoke to the students on five specific topics: 

  • Zena Edosomwan presented on the importance of knowing your role on the team.
  • Christian Juzang spoke about teamwork and successful planning.
  • Tommy McCarthy talked about making good decisions and accepting responsibility for your choices.
  • Balsa Dragovic presented on working hard to achieve success.
  • Corey Johnson explained the commitment to practice and hard work to perfect basketball and life skills.

The event wrapped with a question and answer period.

The 'Stay in to Win' program connects college coaches and players with middle school and high school teachers and administrators to motivate and encourage students, particularly those at risk of dropping out, to stay in school to graduation. By delivering the message that success in education is fundamental to success in life, students will be enlightened as to the impact of decisions they make in school.

The Crimson return to the hardwood Monday, Jan. 16 at Bryant. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.