TERRE HAUTE ? After spending a week at Lindenwood College and deciding basketball there wasn?t for him, Terre Haute?s Steven Jeffers decided to try the real world for a while.
?I thought it would be nice to have a break from basketball. I enrolled at Indiana State and got a job at Sears,? Jeffers said. ?I worked in electronics ? I can tell you whatever you need to know about TVs.?
Basketball seemed to be in Jeffers? past, but when Indiana State switched channels ? in the form of a coaching change ? Jeffers? dream was no longer on hiatus.
Jeffers ? a 6-foot-6, 220 pound forward ? will be a walk-on for the Sycamores? men?s basketball team. ISU coach Kevin McKenna confirmed to Jeffers that he would be permitted to walk on late in August, but he was only recently added to the Sycamore roster after going through the NCAA clearing house.
Yeah who brings this up 2 years after the fact? I mean Steven is a good kid - but was he good enough to play D1 hoops? Doubtful. I played with him recently in a pick up game at a local middle school and the kid is decent but nothing special - not a D1 tallent.